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1960s Ceramic Table Lamp “Cat”

Materials: Ceramics, iron wire and fabric lampshade, brass and porcelain socket.

Total Height (with lampshade): 39 cm / 15.35”

Width lampshade:  20 cm / 7.87”

Height: 24 cm / 9.44”

Width: ∅ 16,5 cm / 6.49”

Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised, a “phoenix” mark is present, but no match found. A phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn.
The colour of the enamel is typical for the 1950s and 1960s.

The electrical components are also from that period. The switch is Scandinavian, the socket is a B22 bayonet mount, at that time used in France, the United States, the United Kingdom and in many countries that were members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Probably this lamp is from the United Kingdom. These chop marks or potter’s marks (logo stamp) are typical for British pottery.

And in all probability this lamp is studio pottery. All stages of manufacture are carried out by the artists themselves to create unique items or short runs. 


Links (external links open in a new window)

B22 bayonet mount on Wikipedia

Commonwealth of Nations on Wikipedia

Phoenix on Wikipedia

Studio pottery on Wikipedia

Ceramic lamps on Vintageinfo

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1960s Ceramic Table Lamp