Limoges Green Lamp Urn Shaped by Tharaud


Beautiful soft green base features Pâte-sur-pâte (paste on paste) relief design of Grecian goddesses.  The urn shaped body has hand painted French line accents at the bottom and top. The lamp comes with a custom, handmade shade.  The shade is black linen with bright gold liner that glows thru the linen beautifully when lit.  The underneath features the makers mark of Camille Tharaud. Lamp has been newly rewired. 

Pâte-sur-pâte is a method of porcelain decoration in which the relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body, usually on a body of color.  The impressive process is very painstaking and may take weeks of adding extra layers and allowing them to harden before the next is applied.  The artist applies successive layers of (normally) white porcelain slip with a brush. Once the main shape is created, it is gently carved away to give fine detail.  This is all before the piece is fired which is next.