"Algerian Bronze Onyx Lamp Cloisonne Of Eugene Cornu"Large gilded bronze, onyx and cloisonné form lamp attributed to Eugene Cornu. This Napoleon III style lamp was made around 1870. The central Algerian onyx body takes the form of an ancient amphora. It is decorated with a very colorful frieze cloisonné enamels and 3 beads onyx encased in gilt bronze crest. Feet on a round base alternating gilded bronze and onyx, central cassolette gilded bronze. Height 48 cm, with shade 74 cm. Electrification works. Eugène Cornu sculptor, decorator became the creator and director of the company of marbles and onyx of Algeria. This house specialized in luxury items combining onyx and bronze. Cornu's creations were presented at the London World's Fair in 1862, 1871 and 1872 and Paris in 1867 where he received a gold medal for a large pair of onyx, bronze and enamel vases. He was considered with Barbedienne and Meyer as one of the best manufacturers of Parisian luxury items under the Second Empire.