We attended an auction this weekend where we picked up a pair of Auguste Moreau lamps. I've done some research on line. Everything about the markings leads me to believe these are authentic, however, I have suspicions. I have taken photographs and can send them but be advised that I am not a very good photographer One lamp is on a round marble "pedistal," a figure of a man walking with a lamb draped across his shoulders. He has a garmet of some sort tied around his waiste and the ends are flowing in the wind. He has a spear in his left hand, his right foot forward, left foot back. Below his left foot is a "signature" Aug Moreau. On the front of the pedistal is a small brass tag with the words "Retour de Chasse" and below that title the words "Par A. Moreau (Med. d Or). About 60 or 70 degrees to the left of the plaque (looking from the front) is a small, round, metal disk with the words "Fabricaion Francaise" around the top and, around the bottom of the disk, the words "Maid in France." Centered just above the words Made in Frnce is the word "Paris." Centered in the disk is either a flower or a cup that is facing up. Under it could be stems or sticks. Possibly a Fleur d'lis? From the bottom of the base to the top of his head, this figure is 11.5"or 30cm tall. The "stem"that carries the electric cord extends another 6"or 15.5cm above his head.The other lamp, also on a round marble pedistal, is a young woman she is holding a bunch of wheat in her arms and appears to be walking through or over other stalks of wheat. Her dress and hair appear to be blowing in he wind. The end of her scarf appears to be blowing in an opposite direction than her dress and hair, her left foot forward, right foot to the rear. Beneath her left foot, on the marble pedistal, is a plaque with the words "Retour del Pres" with the words Pur A. Moreau (Med. d Or) Then perhaps 50 or 60 degrees around to the right (looking from the front) is the same round metal disk with the same wording and same flower or cup as the first lamp. The signature, A. Moreau is just below the side of her right foot. From the bottom of the
pedistal to the top of her head, she is 11.75"or 30.5cm. The stem that carries the electric cord extends above her head about 4"or 10.5cm. So, with this description, are you able to determine is these are true Moreau creations? Please let me know if photos were successfully uploaded.