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Spectacular and Unique Italian Ceramic "Insects" Lamp


A very unusual, handcrafted Italian ceramic lamp, adorned with various insects and flora in high-relief, as well as additional incised decoration. A wonderful, truncated and faceted conical form in brown-glazed terra cotta, with an integrated base and neck. Great scale and presence with an extremely visually alluring subject matter. Wired for use with high-quality brass hardware and contemporary linen shade.


  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33 in. x Dm 16 in.

    H 83.82 cm x Dm 40.64 cm

  • Diameter
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number

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