Very Large 42 inch High Figural Table Lamp. Export Medallion is marked "Fabrication Francoise * Made in Paris France " which can be seen in the second last photo of the Reverse side.
Sculptor Label Reads; "Par Rousseau" Titled "SCIENCE" and "Les Secrets" on the earth's base platform. Female Figural Light was made in Paris France Circa 1915 to 1920 ! Last photo is shown in outdoor sunlight.
She is holding a Feather Pen & Book inscribed "La Secrets of La Terra" in one hand, and her Dress wrapped around the earth in the other hand. There are also Mining Hand Tools and a Miner's Lamp seen aside of her over a Faux Bronze Base.
Loosely Transcribed into English "The Secrets of the Earth" this Statue Lamp was made for the Mining Industry in mind.
Found at a coal mine owners Mansion house auction in Pennsylvania.
Overall Stands 42 1/2 inches high from base to the Top Lighted Flower Stem. Overall width is 25 inches, and the Depth is 11 1/4 inches at the round base diameter.
Weighs : 23 Pounds.
Condition : Very Fine Overall Condition. Newly Rewired with period Gold Cloth Cord, has it's Original Rotary switch on reverse side, without any noticeable losses to any of the Copper plated Brass Metal Leaves or Stems. The Statue and Base are Spelter, or Cast White-metal. New felt has been added underneath the base. Round pedestal base has a streaky faux bronze finish which has some oxidized spots, but I decided to leave it original showing it's age.
Historical Note ; I could not find another similar example especially this Large Size in existence.
Shipping ; Will ship out on the First Business Day following a Sunday after picking up from an Antique Mall. Or could be picked up in person at the Sundays only, Adamstown, PA. Antique Mall.
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