What a beautiful find! This lamp came from the wealthy estate of an heir to the famous Texas W. T. Waggoner Ranch – the largest contiguous ranch under one fence in the United States, spanning six counties and comprising 525,000 acres. The ranch, founded in 1849, was used for farming, raising cattle, drilling oil, and breeding quarter horses. The family was known for purchasing beautiful objects.
The colors in this 10” tall lamp are exquisite, as is the craftsmanship: the boy’s green suit with pink details, the aqua and pink with accents of gold on the feet of the lamp, and the brown band with a shell design and pink flowers at the top. The lamp still bears part of the old oil fittings which now accommodates the cord. You can tell from the age of the light socket and cord that the conversion of the lamp was done quite some time ago. The bottom on the lamp has incised marks: 19 2274 X or a cross. The majolica is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or crazing.
This is a chance to own a piece of history.
This would be a wonderful addition to your majolica collection or to use as a lamp every day. It would make a great conversation piece, too. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Charming Antique French Majolica Converted Oil Lamp