This stunning pair of ceramic table lamps date from the 1950s and are by Emile Tessier. They were originally water pots and are decorated with coats of arms, lion heads, and fleur de lys. The lampshades were made by a local artisan (Luce & Luxe). Émile Tessier (1887-1971) was a well-known ceramist from Malicorne, Sarthe, in the North of France. He lived through two world wars and the German occupation. He was raised surrounded by potters and ceramists and eventually established his own atelier. He was inspired by ancient pottery and became well known for pure white pieces with decoration in relief, including twisted motifs, the Fleur de Lys, animals, flowers, and foliage.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 23¼" high x 15¾" diameter (shade) x 8¾" diameter (base)
Approx. overall 59cm high x 40cm diameter (shade) x 22cm diameter (base)