1970s Maroon Glass Table Lamp
Materials: Round brass base with an ornamental knurled screw on the bottom. Crystal hand blown incamiciato glass. Transparent red/maroon/burgundy on the outside, white on the inside. Brass ring on top of the glass. Fabric lampshade with gold coloured anodised aluminium rings. 3 Bakelite sockets: 2 light bulbs inside the base.
Total Height: 58 cm / 22.83”
Height: 36 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Width glass: ∅ 17,5 cm / 6.88”
Base: ∅ 13,7 cm / 5.39”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt. Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But white opal or frosted bulbs gives the best result.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: DORIA-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany – attributed.
Other versions: This 1970s maroon glass table lamp was made in some variations. Also made in other colours, at least made in orange and white. Also a round version exists, as you can see below.
This lamp has no label, but in all probability, it is a lamp produced by DORIA. It is definitely a German lamp.
Inside the base are two E14 light bulbs. The switch can change between all the lights on, only the top lamp lit or only the bottom lamps burning. And of course all lights off.
Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass. A technique first used on the Venetian island Murano, hence the Italian name.
DORIA-WERK, DORIA-Werk – Beleuchtungsglas – Beleuchtungskörper orDoria-Werkstätten, Walter Donner GmbH & Co. KG was founded after the Second World War in Fürth, near Nürnberg, Germany in 1948. The name changed over the years. The internal design team was named DORIA-Studio. The company is often named Doria Leuchten.
DORIA no longer exists. The firm was declared bankrupt in 1986.
Lamps in the movies!
A 1970s maroon glass table lamp or a very similar one with a different lampshade appears in the 1970 French mystery thriller film Le Passager De La Pluie (Rider on the Rain). Starring Charles Bronson, Marlène Jobert and Annie Cordy. A few other lamps were used as a prop in this movie.
A blue version of this 1970s maroon glass table lamp appears in a 2022 commercial of the French multinational oil and gas company TotalEnergies.