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Le Dauphin Corn Table Lamp

Materials: Square brass brushed base. Aluminium and brass parts. Some type of resin for the round maize/corn. Gold painted Bakelite socket.

Total Height: 49 cm / 19.29”

Height: 33 cm / 12.99”

Width: ∅ 22,7 cm / 8.93”

Base: 10 x 10 cm / 3.93” x 3.93”

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 lamp in the form of a corncob made by Maison Charles, Paris.

This table lamp is often sold as a Maison Charles lamp, but it is not. The Maison Charles table lamps always have a stamp in the metal on the back of the base with the company’s name on and they are all handmade and produced in a superb quality.

Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.

Other versions: Exists also in a long, corn form version. This lamp has the name “Aquitaine“.

Aquitaine is a region in the south of France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain.

On the bottom of this round corn lamp is a sticker glued with the text typed (with a typewriter): “Mazet“. A Mazet or maset is a little house in France that is used to store materials but it can also be used as a house for a short stay or summer holiday. Primitive constructed and most of the time used by farmers. Or is it just a variation on maize/corn?

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes since 1966, Le Dauphin is a brand famous for its high-end luminaires and its timeless style. The artisan factory is located in Saint-Marcellin, some 50 kilometers from Grenoble.

Today Le Dauphin offers a wide range of light fixtures, from classic ceramics to decorated metal, through the transparency of hand-cut glass.
“To dress the light so that it becomes a source of decoration” is the motto of the Le Dauphin company.

The company name has it’s origin in the former name of the province were it’s located: Dauphiné.

Le Dauphin Corn Table Lamp Mazet Hollywood Regency square brass base corn fabric lampshade 1970s 1980s

Le Dauphin Corn Table Lamp Mazet Hollywood Regency square brass base corn fabric lampshade 1970s 1980s