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Travertine Ostrich Egg Table Lamp

Materials: Brass base. Wood coated with Formica. Brass parts, travertine pineapple/ostrich egg. Bakelite socket. Fabric lampshade.

Total height: 65 cm / 25.59”

Lampshade: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”

Height: 43 cm / 16.92”

Base: 17,8 x 17,8 cm / 7.00 x 7.00”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 socket can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Le Dauphin, Saint Marcellin, France.

Other models: Sold with different lampshades and also produced with a slightly different base.

Name of the lamp: Oxford.

Le Dauphin

Le Dauphin: Located in the heart of the region Rhône Alpes since 1966, 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 kilometers from Grenoble.

Today Le Dauphin offers 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” is the motto of the Le Dauphin company. The company name has it’s origin in the former name of the province were it is located: Dauphiné.

Le Dauphin is a member of the Ateliers d’Art de France organization.

Ostrich Egg Table Lamps

The French company Maison Charles made many lamps with an “ostrich egg” design. Today they still have some 9 type of lamps in production. Search for oeuf (egg) on their website.