For many years this table lighter
exsited only in a single photograph of a Vermont Verde model &
pastel art works, which the new owners found in 2000.
They always had the hope that one day they would find that
Laurel obscured in the archives.
Philip M. Rose had a passion for art & from his study he learned
that since the ancient Greece &
ancient Rome later on the
Laurel leaf & the Laurel wreath were used as a symbol for
victory, immortality & achievement, expressing that
a person, no matter if a king or the simple
man, gained fame &
honour. The architecture & art of the baroque & art nouveau era
Laurel leaf in paintings, statuary, stuccoed ceilings,
outside facades & interior designs.
Influenced by the
simple beauty & meaning of this ornamental element, Mr. Rose chose
a Laurel leaf design for
the metal base & trim of his now
known initial design table lighter
which he appropriately named Laurel.