Crystal & Brass Table Lamp
Materials: Polished round brass base. Brass rod and parts. 4 embossed conical crystal glass tubes. Round fabric lampshade with 2 gold coloured rims. Bakelite socket.
Total Height (with lampshade): 87 cm / 34.25”
Height: 61,5 cm / 24.21”
Width: ∅ 32,5 cm / 12.79”
Base: ∅ 17 cm / 6.69”
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: 1960s, 1970s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This crystal & brass table lamp was probably made in several sizes and as a floor lamp.
Similar lamps were made by the Murano manufacturers Seguso and Barovier&Toso, but also made by Orrefors in Sweden, designed by Carl Fagerlund (1915 – 2011). Also Kaiser Leuchten (Gebr. Kaiser & Co. Leuchten KG) and Berman from Germany made similar lamps. Kalmar Franken from Austria also produced similar lamps.
A comparable table lamp made by S.A. Boulanger from Belgium is also on display here on Vintageinfo.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.