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Duck Table Lamps

Materials: Brass, ceramics, fabric lamp shade. Bakelite socket.

Total Height: 38,5 cm / 15.15”

Height: 30,5 cm / 12.00”

Width: 35 cm / 13.77”

Base: 14,3 x 25,2 cm / 5.62 x 9.92”

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.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: J.L.B. France or Belgium, no information to be found. A search in the Belgian Official Gazette didn’t give any result. But searches can only take place until 1983.

These lights have a paper label on the bottom, J.L.B. 75 watt Max, Type: (hand written) “Canard bec rouge” in French: duck red beak.

The ceramics are in all probability porcelain. The brass base is patinated through the years. The ducks are a presentation of the common merganser (or a fantasy).


Links (external links open in a new window)

Belgian Official Gazette (Belgisch Staatsblad/Moniteur belge)

Ducks on Wikipedia

Common merganser on Wikipedia

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