19th Century Staffordshire Portrait Figure of Shakespeare Table Lamp
Antique Staffordshire figural of Shakespeare has been converted into a lamp with a cream fabric shade. Shakespeare stands leaning on a stack of books in white traditional attire. Although the shade and lamp conversion are newer, the Staffordshire base is most likely from the mid-19th century.
A similar statue was photographed at the famed George Bernard Shaw's home on his mantel (fireplace). It was illustrated in Life Magazine July 1946. It is interesting Shaw chose to have a Shakespeare figure in such a prominent place in his home as he was a sharp critic of Shakespeare until late in his life. Additionally, a similar statue was sold in 2017 by Sotheby's auction house. It was part of the Vivien Leigh collection.
Figure measures approximately H 11" x W 5" x D 4".
Depth 8 in
Width 12 in
Height 21 in