Pigot Candlestick Table Lamp
Materials: Round pinewood base, handle & rod made as a candlestick. Round tubular fabric lampshade decorated with a ribbon. Bakelite E14 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.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Pigot, Spain.
This Pigot candlestick table lamp or bedside lamp was handmade in Spain in the late 60s, early 70s. The wood is in all probability some darkened Spanish pinewood 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 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 olivewood and pinewood. 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.