Viennese cold-painted bronze sculptural lamp of a kitchen scene


The exceptionally vivid cold-painted sculptural lamp showcases the skills of early 20th century Austrian makers and celebrates the technical possibilities of the time.


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This very fine sculptural lamp was crafted in early 20th century Austria.

A charming Orientalist scene set in an outdoor kitchen is portrayed on this lamp. Two brick walls and a couple of bamboo sticks supports the large piece of cloth covering the three figures. Below the cloth is a fitting for a light bulb, which illuminates the scene.

In the corner stands a deep green, brick fireplace with red ornamentation. Inside is a large samovar used to boil water for the tea which the figures are enjoying. On the walls hang several teapots and cups, further emphasizing the tea-drinking theme of this piece.

The male figure standing near the fireplace and holding a teapot appears to be speaking to the others, possibly asking about tea. One man is sitting cross-legged on a cream and red rug, while a child is walking away with a cup of tea. All are dressed in traditional Orientalist clothing.

The colours showcased on this lamp are particularly bright and vivid. The technique of cold-painting bronze is utilized to achieve such colouration, highlighting the intricate details cast in bronze.

Celebrating the work of early 20th century makers and their fascination with the Orient, this wonderful lamp will make a magnificent addition to one’s interior setting.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century
Figurative Art, Orientalist


27 cm / 10.6 inches
22 cm / 8.7 inches
13 cm / 5.1 inches


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