988. Fine Pair French BRECHE-VIOLETTE Gilt Bronze Table Lamps 19th Ct

Fine Pair of Well Figured French Brech Violette Marble & Gilt Bronze Electric Table Lamps, last half of the Nineteenth Century.

The main bodies of traditional urn form, ending on an ornate ormolu base with square bronze platform with canted corners all raised on four ornate ball feet.


Condition: Superb condition with no losses, the mounts have been professionally re-gold plated.


Height: (entire as shown) 19.25" (49cm). Width: (at base) 4.25" (10.5cm).




Breche Violet is a very decorative Italian Marble quarried in Seravezza, Carrara Basin, located between Florence and Genoa, sometimes mistaken for Blue John Stone which is found in Derbyshire, England. Breche violet is of a basic creamy white, clouded colour with delicate tones of redish browns, broken into irregular angular shapes by veins. The primary veins are blue-violet in colour, the secondary veins a variety of colours. The quarries were exhausted prior to 1960 so it is no longer produced, but can still be found in covering interior walls and fire surrounds (please view an attached image example) etc. of ancient European castles, hotels and affluent homes.