Vintage Bronze Winged Imp Jar or Vase Stand. A spectacular one of kind find. The figure of the wigned imp makes the legs of this tripod stand. Each figure is horned and has the face of devil, the body of a man and a singular claw foot on a base. It measures 8.5" W x 2.25" H and accepts a base with a 6.5" Diameter. Discovered at an estate sale on Manhattans Upper West Side.
It is very good vintage condition, displaying just the right amount of patina and wear for it's age and use. Please see photos the creatures horns and nose shows heaviest signs of wear. We feel this does not detract from the piece but it has been priced accordingly.
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DIMENSIONS: 8.5" W x 2.25" H and accepts a base with a 6.5" Diameter.
CIRCA: unmarked but we believe it was made in Europe during the late 19th early 20th Century.
FACTS & HISTORY: An imp is a European mythological being similar to a fairy or demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition. Imps are often described as mischievous more than seriously threatening, and as lesser beings rather than more important supernatural beings. Imps are often depicted as small creatures, typically with horns, sharp teeth, claws, a tail and sometimes with wings.
The attendants of the devil are sometimes described as imps. They are usually described as lively and having small stature, wild and uncontrollable, much the same as fairies. in some cultures they were considered the same beings, both sharing the same sense of free spirit and enjoyment of all things they consider as fun and others may consider as mischievous pranks.
Imps were often portrayed as lonely little creatures always in search of human attention. They often used jokes and pranks as a means of attracting human friendship, which often backfired when people became tired or annoyed of the imp's endeavors, usually driving it away. Even if the imp was successful in getting the friendship it sought, it often still played pranks and jokes on its friend, either out of boredom or simply because this was the nature of the imp. This trait gave way to using the term "impish" for someone who loves pranks and practical jokes.