Antique Oil Lamps Wal Mounted

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 | Author:
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Antique Lamps A Renaissance Man

Ulysses Cantagalli, is recognised today as a major 19th century Italian potter. Hardly anything is known about him prior to 1878 when he is recorded as taking over thefamily factory in Florence. Florence, of course, was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and Cantagalli’s early products reflect this Renaissance artistic style. The style, at the time, was in great demand, especially in England and English speaking countries in general.

An outstanding contribution to Cantagallis international success was his friendship with William de Morgan, Britains most talented and admired pottery and tile designer of the day. de Morganhadcaptured the mood of the times and this, without doubt, was of greatest benefit to Cantagalli.

de Morgan greatly admiredCantagalli’s art andintroduced him to many influential collectors in England and theUS. He encouraged him to participate in international exhibitions and in a short time Cantagallis worksbecame highly regarded with his workstill popular ascollectors items.

The Antique & Vintage Table Lamp Co illustrate a Cantagalli table lamp from their current collection.

Ulysses Cantagalli Lamp

A very decorative, 19th century, Italian majolica lamp from the Florentine workshop of Ulysses Cantagalli. The urn shaped lamp in Italian renaissance style, with a dome shaped cover, the cover with a minaret finial. The urn on a circular base and socle, standing on a square shaped base. The lamp beautifully decorated in monochrome, pastel blue enamel. The urn cover, rim and base with a lambrequin border.

About the author: Maurice Robertson, principal of The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co , has had a lifetimes association with antique porcelain and pottery,with his commercial experience spaning a period of 40 years,including as a valuer to the Australian Governments Incentive to the Arts Scheme. His long experience with antique ceramics and glass also includes dealing with leading museums and numerous international private collections. He has extended his ceramics expertise into the quality table lamps seen on the companys site, he is well known to local and international interior designers who have included many of his table lamps in their projects and has also supplied items of national interest to the official Sydney residence of the Australian Prime Minister.


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