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Helena Frantova Tripod Table Lamp
Materials: Brass, red lacquered iron, silver painted iron. Plastic lampshade, metal socket.
Height: 24 cm / 9.44”
Lampshade: ∅ 23 cm / 9.05”
Base: ∅ 14 cm / 5.51”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1950s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Helena Frantova.
Manufacturer: Zukov, Czech Republic.
Other versions: Made in several colours.
Little is known about Helena Frantova. She was born in 1929 and designed a similar lamp wit h Josef Hurka for Okolo, also from the Czech Republic.
The Zukov Workshop company, often described as the ESC Zukov company. ESC is the Czech certificate of electrical compliance, the Elektrotechnický zkušební ústav – Electrotechnical testing institute. You find it on many objects.
No information to be found about Zukov, unfortunately. The company was at least active from the 1920s until the 1970s, to see on the lamps they produced. They made many Art Deco – Bauhaus chandeliers and typical 1970s lamps.