Very rare early art deco nude lady lamp by L V Aronson. This unique design is most commonly seen as an incense burner by Ronson. The design features a nude with a cloak or cap billowing in the wind behind her. The lamp is signed L V Aronson © 1922 very clearly on the metal shade. The lamp is so rare in fact that it was not sourced for the Ronson book!! The lady stands on a circular base which rises to hold the lantern-type shade. It is remarkable that it has the original shade which normally was damaged and discarded from years of being moved about and used. The lamp has a twistable switch on the base and is finished in the Aronson Pompeiin green bronze.
CONDITION: This wonderful and rare lamp is in great overall condition. There are a few things that need to be done however and are elective. As seen in the photos, the fabric which is inside the shade has deteriorated from heat over the last 82 years. Also, easily and inexpensively needed is a bolt/screw to be replaced where the lantern is held onto the lamp; the cable is very old and frail and I will be removing it because it is a potential fire hazard and will need replacing (again, easily done); the red material in the lantern is really showing signs of age and will need replacing as it is coming away. One of the pieces of metal on the lantern has come away and is missing.
SIZE: The lamp has a height of 14 inches from the base to the top of the lamp; the lady is 5 inches tall; the lantern shade is 6 inches tall.
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