For sale are two very fine French, hand painted, Art Nouveau pair of women spelter sculpture lamps. Both are signed with medallion stamps "mark made in France". Both need new cords otherwise in good condition, small dent on base on one; the other lamp contains a small chip off the musical instrument.
It is rare to find a matching pair of Moreau lamps. These are not reproductions.
"L&F Moreau were two brothers who were part of the Moreau dynasty of sculptors from Dijon France in the 19th century. L&F Moreau were perhaps best known for creating highly ornate clocks and garniture sets in both bronze and spelter. The L stands for Louis Auguste (1855-1919), known for bronzes and metal sculptures. The F stands for Hippolyte Francois (1857-1930), a painter and sculptor. Both of these men were each well-known artists and today are listed in the various important art guides (Davenports, Who's Who, etc.) and their work commands high prices and they have exceptional auction records -- their bronzes commonly bring upwards of $10,000." "Their L&F Moreau studio was their business partnership which produced spelter copies of both of their bronze sculptures (spelter is a bronze-like Pot metal that is lighter weight than bronze and made primarily from zinc). It's important to note that L&F Moreau also individually produced bronze and spelter pieces and signed them Auguste and Hippolyte ... but those signed with L&F Moreau marks were produced by this partnership studio". A rare chance to obtain a pair of Art Nouveau Spelter Figurines from H. Francois Moreau.
Please call for more information and shipping price. $600, sorry, SOLD