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Ceramic Globe Table Lamp

 

Materials: Purple glazed ‘fat lava’ ceramics, white/opaque globe, metal socket.

Height: 25 cm / 16.73”

Width: 22 cm / 12”

Globe: ∅ 14 cm / 14.56”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, a small refrigerator/oven bulb is preferred.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other Versions: Probably made in different colours. On orange and black version was spotted on Catawiki.

This table lamp has all the features of a German ceramic lamp. It has the style, and the colour. It’s unknown who made this table lamp, no marks whatsoever found on it. The electric parts are German. Otto Keramik and Roth Keramik were companies that used this shade of purple in some pottery. Ceramic lamps with holes inside became well known by the designs of Walter Gerhard. Also Stein Keramik produced many lamps with holes. 

 

Links (external links open in a new window)

West and East German Pottery Marks and Identification

A Guide to West German Pottery

8 Things You Need to Know About West German Art Pottery

Pots and Pots – West German Pottery, Ceramics and Fat Lava

West German Art Pottery – Wikipedia

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Ceramic Globe Table Lamp