Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare–Carpodimonte

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My husband received this lamp from a friend about 25 years ago. When I first saw it, I couldn’t believe there could be a lamp this huge. The photo doesn’t accurately reflect how large this lamp is; the base is about 15″ wide and with the lampshade on it, the lamp is over 3′ tall and it is extremely heavy.  There are no signature markings on it that I could find. After several hours of searching on the Google, the source of all knowledge, I finally found a set of lamps that are almost identical. These lamps are Capodimonte Porcelain style originating from  King Charles VII in Italy in the late 1700s. “Capodimonte is famous for its moulded figurines and its decorative moulded flowers applied to cups and vases”  (https://www.pinterest.com/celticcateyes2u/capodimonte/) and later to functional electric lamps.

So I don’t know if these are rare or not, but it is truly an unusual and unique item. Anyone ever seen a lamp like this before?
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