Slate & Agate Table Lamp
Materials: Stone base made of slate with a round hole in the middle. Green felt on the bottom of the base. White round tubular acrylic lampshade. A slice of blue agate. Brass parts. Bakelite socket with a built-in switch.
Total height: 30,5 cm / 12”
Lampshade: ∅ 11 cm / 4.33”
Base: 12 x 3 cm / 4.72 x 1.18”
Electricity: 1 bulb B22, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: At the moment it is unknown whether this slate & agate table lamp is made in different versions. The agate slice is of course always different, it is a natural rock/mineral.
Acquired in Belgium but it has a B22-fitting so presumably it was imported some years ago. In Belgium the E27 Edison socket was and is the standard since the beginning.
The switch is built into the lamp socket and is made in France. Only a label “max 100 watt” is present and remnants of another label on the bottom, as you can see below.