1950s Brass Gooseneck Desk Lamp
Materials: Brass gooseneck. The round lampshade is also made in brass and is painted white on the inside. It is turquoise/aquamarine painted on the outside. Brass diffuser, white painted inside. It has a cast iron counterweight in the round turquoise/aquamarine painted base. Some brass parts. The light socket is made of brass and Bakelite.
Height: 37 cm / 9.44” – adjustable
Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 6.49”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 7.87”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1950s brass gooseneck desk lamp was made in several colours. Also produced with several different bases, amongst marble ones and other round metal. Also a rectangular and square base was made. Often with a brass gooseneck, also made with a brass rod. Chrome versions were also produced. A complete gold coloured lamp was also made.
A typical 1950s model and colour. Often attributed to Stilux from Milan, but it is probably not. Most lamps from Stilux are labelled.
The electric components are made in the same period. This table lamp could be Italian and it is made in the style of a desk lamp made by Arredoluce, the company of Angello Lelii. The electric components are all Italian. But of course that doesn’t mean anything.