This fine porcelain figurine of a young couple is an old electric lamp. The man and woman appear to be flirting with their eyes as well as their touch since their hands don’t actually meet. The hand painted detail of their faces is delicate and their slender hands and fingers are finished with just a tiny touch of paint. They are both dressed in shades of green and white with gold accents. He is sitting on a tree branch where delicate flowers grow at the base. The lovely figurine is done in the style of Capodimonte and at the back of the base is a blue crown mark that is similar to the Capodimonte mark that was used from the mid 1920’s – mid 1960’s. The figurine is mounted to a brass colored metal base that is highly decorated. At the back is a post with a light socket at the top that takes a standard base bulb. The socket has a push switch for turning it on and off. It appears to have the original electrical cord. This does not come with a shade. I have shown the lamp as it would look with only a candelabra style bulb and also with a paper or cloth shade but neither are included. I believe this is from the 1940's – 1950’s.
The figure from the top of the metal base to the top of the gentleman’s head measures about 6” tall. Overall from table top to the top of the socket the lamp measures about 11” tall and the base measures about 4 ½” square. It is in very good working condition with minimal wear and no noted chips or other damage. The 5 1/2 foot long electric cord appears to be original with no splits or damage. It does work but it is a vintage fixture and care should always be taken when using vintage electrical items.
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Fine Vintage Porcelain Lamp – Classic Couple in Capodimonte Style – Blue Crown Mark