1970s Tutankhamun Table Lamp
Materials: Black enamelled ceramics (porcelain) base decorated with gold (painted or gilded). Black fabric pagoda lampshade, gold coloured on the inside. Gold wire decoration on the lampshade. Gold painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Total Height: 59 cm / 23.22”
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Depth: 7 cm / 2.75”
Width: 25 cm / 9.84”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised, inspired by a design by someone in 1323 BC in Egypt.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This 1970s Tutankhamun table lamp exists also in white. A bigger version was also made, you can find it over here.
Table lamp made after Tutankhamun’s death mask.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the late 70’s, early ’80s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
These type of table lamps made of porcelain with gold are mainly produced in the north of Italy. Famous porcelain producers are Ronzan, established in 1938 in Turin and Zaccagnini from Florence. Maybe it is a table lamp made by one of those companies.
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Many thanks to Francine for the lamp.