A late 19th century, French, pâte-sur-pâte decorated celadon porcelain & ormolu mounted lamp. The porcelain body decorated with bouquets of flowers to both front and back. Formerly an oil lamp, sympathetically converted to electricity. Rewired & PAT tested. Mounts regilded.
Height to bayonet 21” (53.5cm)
Height top of vase 17” (43cm)
Width 9 1/2” (24cm)
Depth 6” (15.5cm)
Pâte-sur-pâte is a French term meaning “paste on paste”. It 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.