This hand painted Art Deco era figural table lamp was designed by sculptor Stefan Dakon for the Goldscheider Porcelain Manufactory of Austria. The body of the lamp features a dimensional depiction of popular actress and signer, Lilian Harvey. The design - model no. 6330 - is also known as Congress, a nod to Harvey's role in the highly successful 1931 film, "Der Kongress Tanzt" translated as "Congress Dances".
Harvey has been modeled as if taking a bow onstage and is bent slightly forward at the waist. She grasps the edges of her full skirt in her hands, revealing her right lower leg. Her short sleeved gown is finished in a rich blue color that has been accented with large stylized cream colored flowers highlighted in pink and blue. The design includes leaves highlighted in green. Harvey's shoulder length blonde hair is topped by a wide brimmed cream colored bonnet ornamented with a blue ribbon while her neck is encircled by a thin blue ribbon.
The porcelain figure stands upon on a round black plinth which is attached to a shaped metal base. The base bears a gilded finish and has reticulated sides which are edged with small round beads. The lamp's stem is curved to fit around the back of the figure and has a socket which suspends a single bulb above the figure's head. The top of the stem retains its original finial finished in blue. The lamp comes complete with its original fabric covered shade trimmed at the top and bottom in gold ribbon.
The lamp is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs to the porcelain or damage to the metal components. As a vintage item, the shade shows signs of age consisting of minor discoloration to the shade. The lamp stands 25.25" tall as measured to the top of the finial and is 6.125" by 7" at the base. The porcelain dress itself is 8.25" wide at the base. The shade is 8.375" tall and measures 10" by 7.5" wide at the bottom and 9.25" by 6.25" at the top.
This fabulous table lamp displays beautifully and coordinates well with many types of decor, from traditional to a more eclectic look. A highly collectible and unusual piece!
Vintage Stefan Dakon for Goldscheider Congress Lilian Harvey Porcelain Art Deco Lady Table Lamp