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This auction is for a stunning period style electric lamp, plus a complementary matching pair of ceramic urns or vases and a matching ceramic ashtray, all hand made in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. All four items feature scenes of forest, hunting and falconry etc.

Lamp diameter (shade) = 35 cm
Height to top of lamp chimney = 75 cm
Vase diameter = 5.8 cm, height = 10 cm
Ashtray diameter = 12.5 cm, height = 6.3 cm

Markings to obverse of lamp: ‘Hand made in Italy Fiorentine
Markings to obverse of vases: ‘Hand made in Italy Fiorentine
Markings to obverse of ashtray: ‘Ceramiche Firoentine Sesto Fiorentino Firenze (Italy)

In 1735, Marquis Carlo Ginori founded one of the first porcelain plants in Europe, the Manifattura di Doccia. Now under the name Richard-Ginori, the company is still located in Sesto, and is the largest porcelain manufacturer in Italy. Toward the end of the 19th century, craftsmen who had been trained at Richard Ginori began to start their own pottery studios, some of which also grew into factories. There are currently over one hundred producers of pottery in Sesto Fiorentino, and a state school for teaching pottery, now called L’Istituo Statale d’Arte.

Sesto Fiorentino, known locally as just Sesto, is a municipality in the province of Florence, Tuscany, central Italy.

The famous book ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ was set in Sesto Fiorentino.

Sherlock Holmes’ scholars determined that the unnamed town in ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’ was Sesto, and a bust of Holmes now stands in the town.

Condition: Lamp – excellent. Virtually as new
Vases and ashtray – very good, some minor imperfections

Pick up is from Pakuranga, Auckland or courier by arrangement.
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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