Pair of 19th Century English Staffordshire Ceramic Figures Made into Table Lamps
Place these tall decorative Majolica lamps in a living room or on bedside tables; created in England, circa 1890, the porcelain Staffordshire figurines depict two important figures of France and Switzerland; Louis Napoleon and Guillaume Tell. Both colorful sculptures are in excellent condition with rich patinated colors and have been made into tall table lamps. Custom shades and custom finials included.
Napoleon III (born Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the Emperor of the French from 1852-1870 and, as Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, the President of France from 1848-1852. He was the only president of the French Second Republic and the founder of the Second French Empire.
William Tell (in the four languages of Switzerland: German: Wilhelm Tell; French: Guillaume Tell; Italian: Guglielmo Tell; Romansh: Guglielm Tell) is a folk hero of Switzerland. According to the legend, Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of the Habsburg dukes positioned in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri. Tell’s defiance and tyrannicide encouraged the population to open rebellion and a pact against the foreign rulers with neighbouring Schwyz and Unterwalden, marking the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy.
Measures: 34″ H.
|Dimensions||7" W x 5" D x 34" H|
Late 19th Century