A French Art Deco lamp of a 1930’s oarsman/rower, with an oar in the left hand and held up in his right hand a torchiere light.
Very much in the style of the sculptor Edouard Fraisse (1880-1945).
Art contests were held at the Olympics between 1912 to 1948 and he participated in the Summer Olympics of 1924, 1928 and 1932. Winners were awarded medals of gold, silver and bronze similar to the athletic competitors. After 1948 the art competitions were removed from the Olympics as most of the artists were professionals.
The model in very good condition, some chips to the alabaster base.
This lamp has recently been rewired with an authentic cord and rocker switch and PAT tested. The two pictures marked with a red arrow show the original working bulb. This will come with the lamp, but a modern torchiere bulb will also be supplied.
Width of base: 9cm
Depth of base: 14cm
Height = 50 cm (19.7″)
Width = 9 cm (3.5″)
Depth = 14 cm (5.5″)