Vintage HAND CARVED Antique CAMEO SHELL LAMP OF NAPLES Bay
ITALY Ca 1880-1909. BURNT ORANGE WHEN LIT!
This beautiful VINTAGE lamp is a CARVED CONCH SHELL and the scene
presented is of NAPLES BAY IN ITALY. This beautiful lamp is a carved conch
shell and the scene presented is of Naples Bay Ca 1880-1900. The carving
depicts a volcano (Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius ??) erupting behind a body of
water with sailboats. There's a tall baobab looking tree in the foreground and
what looks like a hillside village on the left edge of the carving. The bottom of
the scene is carved to look like shrubs with a floral design.
IT IS A hand-carved CAMEO LAMP AND sits on a walnut base and measures
approx 7 7/8" tall.
Still has the original cloth wiring which does
work (see pictures). Condition: Wiring is frayed on one end which should be
either fixed or replaced. Also, there is a small hole on the upper right
of the carving which was there when I purchased it
(Looks like it has always been there, PROBABLY THERE WHEN TAKEN
from the sea). JUST ADDS TO THE CHARM OF THIS LOVELY OLD
PIECE. Would make a BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT NIGHT LIGHT.
Would also be a VERY DECORATIVE AND INTERESTING ADDITION
as a night light ATTACHED to the base area of a THREE WAY lamp.
REALLY A GREAT DECORATOR'S ITEM!
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