CONDITION: Very good antique condition with no repairs. Wear as might be expected but I give it a 9 out of 10. It has been reinforced on the back and not noticeable from the front and there only to maintain structural integrity. Please enlarge and inspect.
SIZE: Is 38 inches tall x 13 inches wide x 9 inches deep
Originally an allegorical Greek goddess personifying the character of public or social recognition. It is also known as the Pheme ( Greek Φήμη) or Fama .
Fame is a winged deity, daughter of Gaia, allowing it to take note of the deadly secrets and disclose. These features were a feared and respected deity. She is the messenger of Zeus or the subsidy of Hermes , the latter trait was mainly used by the Romans who spread and supplemented his character.
With the Romans, the god lost his monstrous appearance to that of a winged woman. It is this form that has been covered by many artists from the Middle Ages .
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to pack glass and antiques as safely as possible and ship by courier. However, once an item leaves my hands it is out of my control. I can not guarantee safety and DO NOT accept returns or give refunds on damaged in shipping items. The best I can do is put in an insurance claim.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.