19th Century Vieux Paris Porcelain Oil Lamp

2301-29422 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

28 x 14 in diameter

Location: Dallas


$751 $1,295

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This 19th century exquisite hand-painted Viex Paris porcelain oil lamp features a bronze base and cap, and has been cleverly converted to electric lighting by our expert in-house staff, with the inclusion of a hand-sewn silk shade. Perfect for adding a splash of color even when it's not in use!  

What is known as Vieux Paris porcelain has been created by over 30 different artisan factories in Paris and the area surrounding the city, beginning in the 1700’s and continuing through the 1870s. Remarkably, this porcelain usually has no identifiable marks, but the delicate nature of this china and its Parisian quality is unmistakable, and can be recognized by shapes, styles and decoration.  The height of production during the Louis Philippe and Napoleon III Periods saw the creation of decorative pieces that appealed to the elite of France, and that were found in the most lavish and fashionable homes, townhouses and apartments of Paris and throughout the countryside.

Circa 1860.
Measures 28 x 14 in diameter.