Very unique Italian Lamp base?
I acquired this piece at a resale shop. I just loved the uniqueness of it. However, I have never been able to ascertain ANYTHING about it by scouring images and sites. Perhaps someone here can help? ANYTHING at all would be "news to me" as, I have NO experience or knowledge of such things.
It stands about 9.5 " tall and the base is 5" across . There is a pencil sized hole in one side of the base ((Perhaps, intended for a lamp wire?) The piece has hand carving and paintings of fish jumping out of water against the sky with clouds at its middle ,and ocean waves at the base.
The marks underneath seem to be ...
First at the top is either a "B" or a "3"
The second line is a number. Either "1232". or "1932".
The third line most clearly says "Made in Italy"
It is a bit hefty for its size and made of some type of red clay .
So whaddaya think folks?