Italian Kitsch Flowers Table Lamp
Materials: Round chromed plastic base. Round clear glass bowl, rubber bottom. Demineralised water, plastic pink – purple flowers inside. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 19 cm / 7.48”
Base: ∅ 15,4 cm / 6.06”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 15 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 socket can be used, but preferably a tube bulb or a light bulb used in furnaces or refrigerators; the smallest you can get.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Kitsch.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Ceretto, Italy.
Other versions: This Italian kitsch flowers table lamp was made in several varieties. They were made with several different bases and flowers.
On the bottom is written Brevetto Ceretto; patent Ceretto.
Nothing to be found about this company. Ceretto is a family name and a town in the province of Florence, Italy. There is also a very small town with that name in Pavia, in the north of Italy. It is also a famous wine brand.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the 1960s, early 1970s. The company was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. The company became famous for the switches they produce since 1968, designed by Achille Castiglioni.
VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno.