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: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1970s maroon glass table lamp was made in some variations. Also made in other colours, at least made in orange.
The Italian owner of the round table lamp you see below on the right suggests it is a German lamp. No marks or label present, but it is made in a rather high quality and whit the same base and screw on the bottom.
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.
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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.