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Shipping will be based upon your zip code because of their large size. This very scarce and impressive von Tury set of mid-century modern matching lamps measures a monumental 25.5" high overall, (porcelain portion 15" by 7" in diameter), with matching white milk glass Torchiere shades measuring 5.5" high by 10" in diameter, large and impressive. The shades are original 1940s Torchieres and these are the largest pieces of von Tury porcelain that we've ever seen. They have shapely porcelain vitreous forms, and are decorated with big and bold Star Flower blossoms with sprigs of copious buds and leaves covering the vessel bodies. They are glazed in a warm yellow hue, with very complementary colors in the decoration. This set of lamps are likely marked under their bases, but we did not take them apart. We guarantee them to be von Tury's early mid-century porcelain work. They are in original studio condition. There is glare and shadows in the photos, but they are just that, the finish has a mirror gloss, which presents beautifully. The hardware, which is original to the set has a silverplate-like composition, which shows handling wear and likely can be cleaned and polished. The hardware is footed with fine beaded accents. If you collect von Tury's porcelain, you would love this handsome MCM set. These lamps with their Torchiere shades weigh in at 10 pounds and 10 pounds, 8 ounces, respectively. They are in excellent working order and we show them lit up as well. Shipping will be based upon your zip code. If questions please ask.

Francis Joseph von Tury immigrated to the US from Hungary in 1929, and settled in Metuchen, NJ. Born into a family that had operated its own ceramic plant in Transylvania for four generations, Mr. von Tury spent his childhood among potters' wheels and kilns. However, he was never convinced of the necessity of firing ceramics more than once. (Normally, a ceramic piece is first fired unglazed in a bisque kiln, and then fired again when the glaze has been applied.) He earned a degree in ceramic engineering and was very successful in producing porcelain tiles and pottery using his one-firing method. He earned the prestigious Binns' Medal at the Syracuse Nationals in the 1930s for collaborative work with Karl Drerup. They produced a line of wares and exhibited their work at the 1939 World's Fair in NY. Von Tury also developed a line of porcelain vessels for George Jensen, the prestigious porcelain retailer in the 1940s-50s. He produced art pottery into the 1970s. Throughout the balance of his lengthy career von Tury maintained an atelier studio while consulting with porcelain manufacturers worldwide. He received many awards throughout his career and his vessels are in many museums across the country including the Smithsonian Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Francis Joseph von Tury Porcelain Matching Lamps/Torchiere Shades Binns Medalist

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