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Big Hokkaido Table Lamp

Materials: Black lacquered wooden rectangular block with gilded elements. Japanese style drawing: presentation of a swimming couple of mandarin ducks in a pond. Brass parts, Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade.

Total height: 87 cm / 34.25”

Lampshade: 60 x 40 cm / 23.62 x 15.74”

Height: 55 cm / 21.65”

Base: 26,4 x 14,9 cm / 10.39 x 5.86”

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: Exists also in a smaller version, you can find it here on Vintageinfo.

Hokkaido: The second largest island of Japan, famous for it’s beautiful nature, hence the decoration on this table lamp.

The drawing has similarities with the works made by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1879-1949). But it’s probably a copy or an interpretation that we couldn’t find by some other artist. Information about it is welcome.
Le Dauphin used several famous drawings to decorate their table lamps. 

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.

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