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Agate Geode Slice Table Lamp

Materials: Rectangular brass base with a massive cube on top. Brass parts. 3 cm (1.18”) thick agate. Bakelite socket.

Height: 42.5 cm / 16.73”

Width: 28 cm / 11.02”

Base: 21.5 x 16.5 cm  / 8.46 x 6.49”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a clear long tube lamp is preferred. 

Period: 1970s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: J.L.B. France or Belgium.

Other versions: This agate geode slice table lamp is unique, as all these lamps are. None of these agate slices are the same. These lamps were made in many different sizes. Minerals, corals and shells were also used.

The base of this lamp or verry similar ones, were used for many lamps made by J.L.B. That’s the easiest way to recognize lamps from this company.


J.L.B. France or Belgium, no information to be found. A search in the Belgian Official Gazette yielded no results. But searches can only take place until 1983. Do you have an idea? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude. Your help is much appreciated.

This lamp was purchased in Belgium.

Willy Daro

These agate table lamps are generally attributed to the famous Belgium artist Willy Daro (Les Nouveaux Ateliers Willy Daro SPRL, Brussels, Belgium), but in the seventies several light companies produced these lamps. Often made in Italy, France and Belgium.

The lamps made by Wily Daro are made in a higher quality than this agate lamp, even though it comes close. But the brass of the lamps designed by Daro are all polished and with curves in the metal. Most of the lamps made by Willy Daro are signed. 

Below are 100% genuine Willy Daro lamps, the photos were taken from his sons website a couple of years ago. The website no longer exists. The company itself ended business in 1987

In Willy Daro’s factory worked several people to produce these handmade lamps.

These lamps became popular because the collecting of minerals, gems, fossils, shells and corals boomed in the seventies. In almost each city appeared a store that sold minerals and fossils. 
Also due to Willy Daro who made these lamps famous.

Other artists and/or producers that created lights with agate and other minerals are: Henry Fernandez, Jacques Duval-BrasseurLova Creation, Paul Moerenhout, Isabelle Masson, Isabelle & Richard Faure (Maison Honoré)Georges MathiasMário J. Pires, Violette, Romeo Paris and many others.

Lamps like this are still made by several artists. Stan Usel, Patrick Dragonette, Gianluca Fontana, Taher Chemirik are a few of them.

Agate is named after the Achates river in Sicily, Italy today named Dirillo, or Acate, is a 54-kilometre long (34 mi) river were these stones were found in ancient times.

Table lamps made by Willy Daro

Agate Geode Slice Table Lamp - Willy Daro Table Lamp

Agate Geode Slice Table Lamp - Willy Daro Table Lamp