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Brass Artichoke Table Lamp

Materials: Almost square sandstone base. Brass rod and leave. Hammered, etched and folded brass artichoke flower leaves. Square fabric lampshade. Brass B22 socket.

Total Height: 62 cm / 24.40”

Height: 48 cm / 18.89”

Width: 26 cm / 10.23”

Base: 12,6 x 10,6 cm / 4.96 x 4.17”

Electricity: 1 x B22 bulb, 1 x 60 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. Traces of a label on the back are present. Acquired in France some years ago. It is made in the style of the Maison Jansen and Maison Charles lamps, but less refined. Made in the brutalist style such as the lamps made by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen from Denmark.

Other versions: For the moment it is unknown if this brass artichoke table lamp exists in some variations.

The style of these type of lamps is often named Brutalist. Not to be confused with the Brutalist architecture, or Brutalism from more or less the same period. That’s something completely different.

The artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a popular edible plant. It is very popular for lamps. Many table lamps exists. You can find uncountable versions online.

The most famous artichoke lamp is the Artichoke chandelier designed by Poul Henningsen in 1957 and produced by Louis Poulsen.

Also Peill + Putzler produced an artichoke flush mount or wall lamp. You can find it over here on Vintageinfo.

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Brass Artichoke Table Lamp, sandstone base