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Pigot Candlestick Table Lamp

Materials: Wood base made in a candlestick form. Round fabric lampshade decorated with a ribbon. Bakelite socket.

Total Height: 28 cm / 11.02”

Height: 17 cm / 6.69”

Width: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29

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: 1960s.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Pigot, Spain.

This Pigot candlestick table lamp or bedside lamp was handmade in Spain in the late 60’s, early 70’s.  The wood is in all probability some darkened Spanish pine wood from the Maritime Pine, the pinus pinaster.

These type of lamps were made for many years, probably since the beginning of the 20th century. The hand carved real candlesticks for a candle many centuries before, of course.

Pigot

Pigot is the Spanish slang word for woodpecker (pájaro carpintero) as you can see on the label. The company is long gone. They produced all kind of things in olive wood. Candlesticks, book ends/supports, ashtrays… Sometimes combined with other materials such as glass, iron and copper. Today, several companies in Spain use the name Pigot. Supermarkets, restaurants, garages and so on.

The switch is made by Elko, the plug is a new one.

Pigot candlestick table lamp pine wood hand carved produced in Spain in the 1960s 1970s MCM

Pigot candlestick pine wood hand carved produced in Spain in the 1960s 1970s MCM