Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style
Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style

THEODORE DECK (1823-1891)

Pair of French turquoise faience lamps by Theodore Deck, in the Persian style

1850 to 1899 France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£12,000 gbp
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These truly stunning lamps are crafted in faience (tin-glazed pottery) in the Persian style, and are mounted with gilt bronze. They are set upon circular, gilt bronze bases which feature intricate pierced, foliate motifs, with each base standing on four, scrolled feet. The bodies of the lamps are formed as faience vases which are of traditional, Persian form, with round lower bodies leading to long, tubular, slender necks. The vases are decorated all over with minute foliate and geometric decorations in black on the striking, turquoise ground.

Surmounting the vases are the gilt bronze necks of the lamps, which feature further pierced motifs, with switches and lamp fittings and surmounting lampshades.

The vases are marked to the faience with 'THD' which is the mark for Theodore Deck (French, 1829-1891), a highly celebrated ceramicist that worked in the Orientalist styles. Thanks to his predilection for the Persian style of ceramics, Deck was responsible for developing this rich, intense shade of turquoise, which became known as 'Persian blue' or, after its creator, 'bleu de Deck'. In Persian ceramics, turquoise referenced lapis lazuli, the beautiful semi-precious mineral, found predominantly in Persia (now Iran) and Afghanistan.
Dimensions
Height 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Diameter 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
Stock Code
15625
Medium
Faience, ormolu
Signed/Inscribed
Signed to the faience 'THF'
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