Rare Pair of Famille Rose Porcelain and Ormolu Napoleon III Oil Lamps


A beautiful French and Asian collaboration of a 19thC pair of Napoleon III Famille Rose porcelain, (from Canton China), and gilt bronze and brass oil lamps that miraculously include the original glass tube shades. The lamps are raised on an elegant round rococo gilt bronze base connecting to twin handled gilt bronze ‘handles’. The lovely baluster shaped body of the vases display charming hand painted scenes of personages offering gifts to the Emperor amidst finely detailed floral and foliate movements.

The lamps have been purposely left in their completely original state complete with dull and green oxidation of the gilt bronze in some areas as it was felt that dismantling them for cleaning might damage them.

Dimensions: 8.5″W (across the handles); 7″W base; 30″H (to top of glass hurricane)