Small Hokkaido Table Lamp
Materials: Black lacquered wooden rectangular block with gold coloured elements. Japanese style drawing: presentation of a swimming couple of mandarin ducks in a pond. Curved black lacquered base. Brass parts, Bakelite socket. Fabric pagoda style lampshade.
Total height: 61 cm / 24.01”
Width lampshade: 41 cm / 16.14”
Height: 42 cm / 16.53”
Base: 22 x 11 cm / 8.66 x 4.33”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.
Other models: This small Hokkaido table lamp exists also in a big version, you can find it over here on Vintageinfo. it has a flat base, not a curved such as this one.
Hokkaido: The second largest island of Japan, famous for it’s beautiful nature, hence the decoration on this table lamp.
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.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Website Le Dauphin
Dauphiné – Wikipedia
The village of Saint-Marcellin – Wikipedia
Hokkaido – Wikipedia
Mandarin duck – Wikipedia
Saint-Marcellin is also famous for his soft cheese:
Saint-Marcellin cheese – Wikipedia