Large Pr (61cm) Bronzed Spelter Lamp Bases Depicting Don Juan & Don Cesar c1900
A fabulous pair of very large spelter lamp bases formed as Don Juan and Don Cesar with swords drawn and in full outfits. Don Cesar & Don Juan
This Pair of Antique Spelter Metal Table Lamps are in very good condition with the usual wear commensurate with age.
IMPORTANT: Both lamps would need to be rewired and the lamp stems tightened internally for full safety and compliance.
High Quality Complete with Both Swords. After Phillipe Poitevin. Antiqued Copper Finish.
Clean Vintage Condition. Age Appropriate Wear/Scratches/Needs Rewiring
Both with small bronze plaques to each base with their name.
After the French sculptor Philippe Poitevin (1831-1907). A bronzed spelter statue of Don Cesar, raised on a pedestal (green felt underneath) that has a plaque saying 'Don Cesar' and 'Par Poitevin'. ('By Poitevin') although it is unsigned thus we have referred to as 'after' Poitevin) The date of production is most likely late 1800s to early 1900's. It is in excellent condition with both brass sword and sheath undamaged.
Don Cesar is a character from the play 'Ruy Blas' by Victor Hugo, also later the central character in the comic opera Don César de Bazan by Jules Massenet, first performed in Paris in 1872
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