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A pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. glazed porcelain and ormolu lamps

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A beautiful pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. glazed porcelain and ormolu lamps. Each lamp is raised by an elegant ormolu square base with concave corners, fluted recessed sides and a richly chased berried laurel band. The lovely... — Read More

  • Item # 10114
  • H: 32 in D: 20 in

    H: 81 cm D: 51 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Ormolu, Porcelain
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Theodore Deck Read More
  • Theodore Deck (1823-1891) was a renowned ceramist born in Guebwiller, France. His vocation revealed itself during a trip to Switzerland. Following multiple apprenticeships he opened his own production and invented the turquoise glaze that came to be known as "bleu de Deck". No one knows how he made it and he first applied it to his Iznik-inspired pottery. He also used it to emulate Chinese monochrome wares, making the turquoise glaze itself the primary focus.
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