A majolica lamp from the Art Nouveau period, painted in intense colours. Probably from Germany and made around 1900-1920.
The crimson majolica vase has a pleasing Art Nouveau ornamentation in a floral pattern. The colouring alone has a strong signal effect. The cast brass base is shaped in a pure, playful Art Nouveau style.
The burner is 20’’’ Ideal burner by Brökelmann, Jaeger & Busse, made for Wensel, Soest. The flame disc is marked Ideal-Brenner.
The lamp came in complete condition with a white Vesta shade of recent manufacture. Only 8 years later I found a painted, extravagantly shaped Vesta shade whose painting harmonises with the lamp. The shape of the shade is somewhat unusual and deviates quite a bit from the usual look of the Vesta shades.
Added by me:
Cleaning and repairs:
Base of multi-pierced cast brass on four feet, 133 x 133 mm, Ø 169 mm.
Vase of carmine majolica, decorated with sculptured blossoms, Ø 160 mm.
Drop-in font of white ceramic, with painted majolica lid matching the vase. Lid Ø 129 mm.
20’’’ Ideal burner of Brökelmann, Jaeger & Busse, Neheim, produced for Wensel, Soest, soldered with the shade holder.
Wick knob marked: Logo of Wensel, Soest. Black glass inlay.
Original flame disc, marked: 20''' Idealbrenner.
Flat wick 95 mm.
20’’’ Matador chimney. Height 282 mm, Ø fitter 65 mm.
Marked: Schutzmarke - Logo E&G - 20''' Matador - Prima Boheems Glas.
Shade and shade holder:
Vesta shade, white milk glass, Art Nouveau shape, painted flowers, upper rim fluted.
Height 163 mm, Ø fitter 232 and bulge 286 mm.
235 mm shade holder for 20’’’ burners; soldered to the burner.
Height up to collar 24.4 cm, total height with chimney 57.0 cm.
Total weight 2790 g.