A very topical find, but not quite as old as the current day ancient archeological finds recently found in Egypt. This spectacular table lamp dating from the mid to late part of the 20th Century and originating from Italy is a fine quality and well proportioned decorative item. High quality 22 carat gold gilded finish and hand painted decoration bring out the sculptural quality of this lamp. For decades the world has been fascinated by the insights into ancient Egypt and the Boy King courtesy of the 5000 artefacts retrieved by Howard Carter in the early 1920s. After successful exhibition tours in the 1960s interest and popularity peaked in the 1970s when the Tutankhamun collection toured the major cities of the world over a 7 year period. Millions queued for a glimpse into the treasures from the Valley of the Kings. This gilded interpretation of the Pharaoh’s Golden Death Mask is a fabulous centre piece with the added benefit its function as a luminaire. A limited edition piece thought to originate from Ahura Porcelain of Nove in the north of Italy, one of the finest producers of quality ceramics. Please refer to high resolution images for condition, this is a genuine vintage item with light wear to isolated areas of gilding on the rear of the mask and one small chip rear left shoulder which has been touched in (we are being fussy in our assessment, there is nothing to detract from this beautiful feature lamp). Brand new black box shade included with the price of the lamp. Width 19cm Depth 15cm Height to top of bulb holder 33cm Total height inc shade 51.5cm Width of shade 38cm Depth of shade 25cm Height of shade 24cm £215.00 plus £10.00 postage = £225.00 to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you.
Mid 20th Century Tutankhamun Table Lamp & New Box Shade