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kunstform's loves3 of 37Kralik iridescent inkwell with a satyr image Art Nouveau fitting, circa 1900Art Nouveau Loetz Candia Silberiris Astartig Vase Series II PN# 1829
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Hi folks,

    Just thought I'd share some pics of my latest acquisition for anyone that loves this stuff as much as I do.
    This beautifully sculpted bronze lamp base, “Nude Woman with Flowers”, is an exquisite example of an Art Nouveau “Femmes-Fleur” motif, a woman metamorphosing from the blossom of a plant. She has leaves and flowers extending from her raised arms, forming a shade above her and an elegantly sculpted face depicted by a master artist. The foot of the lamp base depicts another traditional Art Nouveau motif.
    The entire sculpture has a classic rich bronze patina with a little verdigris. (Photos taken in different lighting in an effort to capture patina and detail)
    This sculpture is signed by Jules Jouant, a French sculptor, who was renowned for his portrait busts of music composers. He lived from 1882 to 1921, which dates this sculpture to that time period. Jules Jouants’ works have most recently been seen for sale at Sotheby’s.

    Approximate Dimensions: Height 19” x Shade Diameter 8” / Base 5.5” x 5.5” / Weight: 14 pounds.

    I'll be sending it out this week to have it completely rewired so that my house won't burn down from trusting 110 year-old electrical cord....; - )

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Stunning ! I love it :-)
    2. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Thanks- my wife and I do too (it just arrived by Fed-Ex yesterday), and
      we can't wait to see it after it's been newly "electrified"!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      I am sure it will be amazing . Good to rewire first we don't want to see this beauty go up in flames . Hopefully you will re post her lit up when she is done :-)
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Amazing, love it!
    5. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Thanks- ditto...!
      ; - )
    6. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Oh! wow! beautiful!...:-)
    7. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Actually P/D/A/M, it came from NYC.....though it of course originated in Europe.
      Can't wait till it's "electrified" anew!
    8. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Thanks Inky- you have great taste...; - )
    9. aldo78 aldo78, 8 years ago
    10. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Aldo!
    11. cogito cogito, 8 years ago
      Wonderful! Would love to see it lit up.
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      O - M - G ---> Love it !!!
    13. Hyp-storian, 8 years ago
      Hi Cogito,

      I had it professionally rewired last month and will ask my daughter to take a picture of it with her digital camera (mine's broken). What makes it even cooler is that the guy installed a "touch" switch inside the base, so instead of having an on-off switch on the cord, all you have to do is touch it with your finger ANYWHERE and it lights up. I never even heard of something like that...!
      Put a 7 watt "nite-light" bulb in there so you don't see the bulb at all, just the soft light coming from above her head.

      Thanks antiquerose, that's just what I thought too when I saw it....; - )
    14. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Wow! How did I manage to miss this !
    15. Moonhill Moonhill, 7 years ago
      Love this lamp.....

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