Large Viennese cold-painted bronze Orientalist lamp


This Viennese bronze lamp, featuring a dignitary at rest listening to the melody of an oud, is an emblem of the Orientalist decorative arts movement.


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Steeped in the enchanting allure of early 20th-century Orientalist artistry, this grand Viennese bronze lamp is a piece that conjures tales of enchanting places and bygone eras.

At its heart, a Muslim dignitary, rendered with exquisite attention to detail, is depicted in a state of peaceful introspection. He sits with grace and poise upon a plush pillow, his countenance suggesting deep contemplation. Beside him, the atmosphere is further enriched by the presence of a female figure, her fingers gracefully dancing upon the strings of an oud. The melodious tones produced by this age-old instrument seem almost audible. A small hookah pipe, nestled beside the dignitary, symbolizes moments of relaxation and reflection, its intricate design catching the eye.

Rising majestically above this evocative scene is a grand lantern. Crafted with finesse, it's adorned with delicate Islamic motifs, exuding an air of royalty and heritage. This ornamental lantern is suspended gracefully from two stout pillars, themselves a testament to exceptional craftsmanship with their intricate Islamic embellishments.

Lending this piece a grounding elegance is its octagonal marble base, which is an unusual feature for lamps of this type. Completing this work of art and serving as a mark of its authentic lineage and superior craftsmanship is the distinct engraving, 'Made in Austria'.

 A true collector's gem, this lamp doesn't just illuminate a space with light, but with stories, artistry, and a rich tapestry of cultural history.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century
Bronze, Marble
Brown, Multi-coloured


39 cm / 15.4 inches
19 cm / 7.5 inches
17.5 cm / 6.7 inches


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