Satyr Table Lamp
Materials: Rectangular brass base & brass rod. Brass support for the glass plate. Some undefined stone for the satyr head sculpture, probably some concrete or cement. Conical fabric lampshade. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 67 cm / 26.37”
Width: 25 cm / 9.84”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s, 1990s.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint-Marcellin, France.
Other versions: This satyr table lamp was made in 1 version and probably sold with various lampshades.
The Le Dauphin company was founded in January 1966 by Maurice Tournu as a small lampshade company. A first factory was built in 1970. In the 1980s, more than 250 employees worked there. More than 50.000 lamps a year were produced.
Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes, 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 kilometres from Grenoble.
Le Dauphin created 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” was 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.
Le Dauphin no longer exists. It ended business in 2009 and was deleted from the register in 2013. The website stayed online until 2017.
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Saint-Marcellin is also famous for his soft cheese:
Saint-Marcellin cheese – Wikipedia