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Scholary Pair of Vintage Italian Monkey Sculptures as Custom Lamps



An astounding pair of erudite vintage Italian ceramic monkey sculptures as custom lamps. Exquisite hand-painted and glazed figures with books detailed in cobalt and gold leaf; the bodies highlighted with splashes of silver. The finish displays a subtle reflective quality. Jaw-dropping execution, craftsmanship and style. Exceptional jewelry! Excellent Restored Condition. Wired using clear cord; new Three-way brass sockets with brass turn switch. Complete with new silk shades (color: Egg; size: 9″ x 16″ x 10″ high) and custom-made finials in nickel, brass and Lucite. The figures reside on custom-made display bases comprised of thick museum quality Lucite and polished solid brass. Silicone stops are affixed to the base of the sculptures to ensure stability when placed on the Lucite lamp bases. The original green felt on the bottom of the statues, written in hand (since removed) read: “Italy 1971”. Width and depth noted are per the base, the height noted is to the top of the finial. The price listed is for the pair.


Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 7 × 28 in
Date of Manufacture

Circa 1971

Materials & Techniques

Brass, Ceramic, Lucite, Nickel





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Wear consistent with age and use

Of The Period

Mid-Century Modern