1960s Pussycat Ceramics Table Lamp
Materials: Round brown glazed ceramics “pot”. Black resting cat on a yellow pillow on front. Round iron wire and fabric lampshade. Brass and porcelain B22 socket.
Total Height (with lampshade): 39 cm / 15.35”
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: 1950s, 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 brown colour of the enamel glazing 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.