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Corn Table Lamp


Materials: Brass, aluminium, some type of resin for the “corn”. 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.

Designer: To be appraised, inspired by a lamp in the form of a corncob made by Maison Charles, Paris.

This one 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.

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.

Corn Table Lamp

Corn Table Lamp - Mazet