Colorful French Longwy turquoise faience table lamp mounted on original decorative bronze base and top. The Faïenceries et Émaux de Longwy (Longy pottery and enamels) was founded in 1798 in Lorraine, France near the Belgian and Luxembourg border. Circa 1870, in response to the French taste for the Oriental, Longwy hired an Italian, Amédée de Carenza, who had managed the ceramic production for the Emperor of Japan. A cloisonne specialist, de Carenza translated the metal technique into pottery and it became the town's specialty. The lamp base is decorated with a floral pattern of small five petal flowers in white, turquoise and green over a darker turquoise ground. Superimposed on this background are bold, large geometric shapes with flower sprays: a dark red / maroon / sang de boeuf / oxblood circle on one side and white and cobalt panels on the other. It has a red and green band on the upper border, again consistent with cloisonne design. In very good used condition with decorative crazing and toning as shown. Shade is for illustration purposes only and not included but available and shipped separately if desired. Shipped professionally packed and fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 26 1/2" total height from base to finial; 14" tall not including electrical installation; 10 1/4" pottery section; 7 1/4" bronze base diameter approximately.