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Erwi 1980s Brass Table Lamp

Materials: Square brass base, brass-plated iron. Cast iron counterweight inside the base. Conical round fabric lampshade. Plastic E27 socket.

Total Height: 40 cm / 15.74”

Height: 28.5 cm / 11.22”

Lampshade: ∅ 34 cm / 13.38”

Base: 12 x 12 cm / 4.72 x 4.72”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1980s, 1990s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: This Erwi 1980s brass table lamp was probably also made in a bigger version.

A typical lamp in the “Hollywood Regency” style. It has all the looks of a Sciolari table lamp, but it is not. All the Sciolari lamps have a cast iron counterweight made by Sciolari. It is moulded in the metal.


This lamp has a cast iron base made by Erwi. Erwi was a cast iron producer, not a lamp producer. The company made cast iron counterweights for several lighting companies. Erwi produced many items in cast iron, for instance also Christmas tree stands. In all probability a German company. The company no longer exists.

Kaiser Leuchten and Cosack Leuchten, both from Germany were a few of the most important lighting producing customers.


The switch and all the other electric parts were made by BJB in the late 80s, early 90s. The BJB company was founded in 1867 and started with petroleum lighting. The company still exists. Today they produce LED lamps, terminal blocks and connectors, lamp holders for conventional lighting and switches. They are active in the whole world. BJB GmbH & Co. KG is located on Werler Strasse 1, 59755, Arnsberg, Germany.

The BJB company confirmed that the switch is produced by them since the 1970s. The switches were all integrated in luminaires by lamp manufacturers.

Erwi 1980s brass table lamp cast iron counterweight company Hollywood Regency style light 1980s 1990s