Rare Italian Eglomisé Urn Lamp Base

$ 850.00
SKU: 835

Details: Vintage Italian urn that has been converted or was at one time a lamp, featuring the reverse glass decoration of the lamp, also known as Verre Églomisé, from the French term meaning gilded glass- A process in which the reverse side of glass is applied with gold or silver leaf using a gelatin adhesive. The technique dates back to the pre-Roman era, but was revived in the 18th century by Jean-Baptise Glomy (1711–1786) a French decorator and picture framer who gave his name to the rediscovered technique, Glomy–Églomisé. The 19th century lithograph images set off against a gold foil background resemble a royal family crest flanked by a falcon and a unicorn with the Latin motto "Aequam Servare Mentem", which translates to "Keep A Fair Sharing". The top, mid-section and 7" square base are made from wood painted in a distressed, rich brown finish. The églomisé panels around the base have a mottled brown finish, framed in gold leaf with the front panel boasting a crown. A wonderful unique accent as is or would make a fabulous lamp!


Dimension: 10.5" w x 10.5"d x 23"h (9 lbs)

Condition: The top and bottom have holes for easy wiring and the urn is connected by a rod so that it can turn and come apart easily. The painted finish on the wood is heavily distressed, which adds to the piece's Old World charm. 

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