Ribbed Oval Ceramic Table Lamp
Materials: Round brass base. White glazed striped/ribbed oval ceramics. Embossed design in the style of a pumpkin (cucurbita pepo) or orange or tangerine parts. Brass ornamental tube around a Bakelite socket. Brown felt on the bottom of the base. Round plastic lampshades with a brown rim.
Total Height: 58 cm / 22.83”
Width Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Height: 38 cm / 14.96”
Width: 25 x 15 cm / 9.84” x 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised, most likely an Italian company.
Other versions: This ribbed oval ceramic table lamp is probably made in several variations and colours.
These table lamps are reminiscent of the table lamps designed by Tommaso Barbi.
All electric parts were made by the famous Italian VLM Components company in the late 70’s, early 80’s. The VLM Components company is located in Buccinasco, near Milan in Italy. Today VLM Components is owned by Relco. It is one of the biggest suppliers of switches, cords and plugs in Europe. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
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