31 October 1996
An Austrian polychrome-decorated bronze light
Early 20th Century
With central uplighter within a flowerhead above scrolling foliage, with a stork below on a pierced naturalistic ground
67in. (170cm.) high
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A related lamp is illustrated in Bruce M. Newman Fantasy Furniture, New York, 1989, p. 163.
A similar lamp was sold in these rooms, 29 February 1996, lot 175.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘