This exquisite, 19th Century, Pate-sur-Pate lamp has a Celadon background and white botanicals on both sides and under side of bulbous base. The flowers have been applied in the Pate-sur-pate method which gives it an amazing look. It has been fitted with double socket cluster lighting. The porcelain lamp sites on an ormolu claw footed base. It has silk covered cord with bakelite plug in; all in excellent condition. The base rim of the porcelain has some damage and a repair, please see pictures.
Pâte-sur-pâte (a French term meaning "paste on paste") is a method of porcelain decoration in which a relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body by applying successive layers of white slip (liquid clay) with a brush. The effect is somewhat similar to other types of relief decoration such as Jasperware, but as a mould is not normally used, the artist is able to achieve translucency.
Measures: 8” w x 30” H
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