Tutankhamun Table Lamp
Materials: Black enamelled ceramics (porcelain) pharaoh bust base decorated with gold (painted or gilded). White painted Bakelite E27 socket. Black fabric pagoda lampshade, gold foil inside. Gold wire rims on the lampshade.
Total Height: 73 cm / 28.74”
Height: 48 cm / 18.89”
Width: 45 cm / 17.71”
Width Base: 24 cm / 9.44”
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: 1970s, 1980s – Hollywood Regency.
Designer: To be appraised, inspired by a design by someone in 1323 BC in Egypt.
Manufacturer: To be appraised.
Other versions: This Tutankhamun table lamp exists in balck and white. A smaller version also exists, you can find it over here.
Table lamp made after Tutankhamun’s death mask.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components in the late 70’s, early 80’s. VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM Components and Segno. VLM Components became famous for the switches they produce which were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
These type of table lamps made of porcelain with gold are mainly produced in the north of Italy. Famous porcelain producers are Ronzan, established in 1938 in Turin and Zaccagnini from Florence. Maybe it is a table lamp made by them.
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