Vintage "George & Martha Washington" Porcelain Table Lamp, Handpainted & 24k Gold Trim. You are looking at a gorgeous and vintage George & Martha Washington Porcelain Table Lamp. This beautiful table lamp is hand-painted and trimmed in 24k gold and sits atop a brass base. This lamp is in working condition and appears to have been rewired at some point in the past. This lamp does not include a lamp shade.Personally, I don't believe you need to be a specific type of collector to appreciate this vintage porcelain lamp. This lamp provides a special class of beauty detailed with the gorgeous artwork of the famous French artist, Jean Honore Fragonard and adorned with 24k gold trim.
These lamps are considered rare and vintage as they are no longer in production. Height: 14.5 (Base to Top Porcelain), 25.0 (Base to Top Lighting/Bulb). Width: 6 (at widest point). Diameter - Base: 6.5.This beautiful porcelain lamp is in very good vintage condition. Due to its age, you will note some fading to the 24k gold. Should you have any questions, or would like additional photos, please feel free to send me a message. Thanks very much for looking! They were commonly hand painted with real 22-24 K gold trim.
These lamps are no longer being produced and their values continue to rise. If you find one, you can be assured that it is a vintage lamp and worth holding on to. The decorative figures adorning these porcelain lamps resemble George and Martha Washington but actually represent wealthy members of the king's court during the rule of French King Louis XV around 1765. He was well known for his very lewd and hedonistic paintings that were highly sought after by wealthy art patrons of the morally loose Louis XV and his famous fun loving court.
The decorative figures are usually in various states of romance, picnics, dancing, poetry, singing, etc. George and Martha Washington lamp decorations represent Fragonard's much more reserved painting themes. The Americans George and Martha lived from 1732- 1799 so they were alive when the original designs were created for these beautiful lamps in France. In 1775, the Continental Congress appointed Washington commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces. He was later elected president in 1789.
However George and Martha Washington had nothing to do with these lamps except they both had a similar fashion of dress which was also common in France during that same time period. The item "Vintage GEORGE & MARTHA WASHIGTON Porcelain Table Lamp, Handpainted & 24k Trim" is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Electric\Table Lamps". The seller is "verdelife2013" and is located in Plainfield, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Uruguay, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Egypt, Gibraltar, Iceland, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, South africa.