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Unique Very Vintage Satyr Lamp with Alabaster Shade
This is a sensational vintage lamp with beautiful early 20th century style and bold details.
The lamp is characterized by the three brass figures of satyrs in the middle. Each of the little figures is rendered in extraordinary detail, featuring a goat-like lower-body and a human upper-body.
The satyr is a classical figure from Greek mythology.
They were said to be the companions of the hedonist god, Dionysus. As you can see, each of these characters has a truly mischievous demeanor.
Each of the brass satyrs holds his hand out in front of the body with the opposite hand resting on their hip. Their cloven feet are affixed to the three-sided wooden base.
The stepped-base is finished with dramatic, matte-black lacquer, providing a beautiful complement to the shimmering gold-color of the brass.
The satyrs surround a central shaft that leads to an amazing alabaster shade.
The shade features bold gadrooning near the base and blossoms outward near the top where it boasts a smooth, rounded edge.
A band of pressed brass with foliate scrolling is attached to the middle section of the shade, adding an extra bit of elegance.
The alabaster is permanently attached to the lamp, though it is a bit loose.
A plastic cord emanates from the underside of the base and includes a two-prong plug.
We are thrilled to report that this lamp works perfectly. The alabaster looks beautiful when lit from within.
The lamp shows some expected wear and the brass exhibits some light oxidization.
Otherwise, this exquisite lamp remains in great vintage condition.
We always recommend that vintage lamps be rewired which is easy and inexpensive.
Measurements: Lamp is 14 3/8" tall, Satyrs are approx. 7 1/4" tall, Alabaster shade is 5 1/4" in diameter across the top, Base is 7" wide, Cord is 45" long Weight: 5 lbs., 7 oz.
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