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Longwy Enamel Faience and Bronze Lamp Base - c. 1900's, France
Extraordinary Longwy enameled French faience and bronze oil lamp converted to electricity. The faiencierie de Longwy was founded in a former Carmelite convent purchased in 1798 by Pierre-Joseph Boch, Charles Regnier and Nicolas Soldez. Longwy's patterns were inspired by the then fashionable, free form oriental designs. Each color was outlined in black resembling the effect of wire in cloisonne. One of Longwy's first clients was Napoleon I, who ordered a large dinnerware set of which a tureen still survives and is on display at the Longwy Municipal Museum. In very good used condition with crazing typical of this kind of pottery, tarnish to brass and dents and imperfections to interior canister (concealed inside body of lamp and not visible). Shipped fully insured with tracking number. Clear glass chimney is included only if specifically requested and shipped separately.
Measurements: entire lamp is 12 7/8" tall, visible Longwy pottery is 4.5" high; approximately. Fits 2.75" diameter glass shade base.
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