Tutankhamun Table Lamp
Materials: Black enameled ceramics (porcelain) bust decorated with gold (painted or gilded). White painted Bakelite socket. Black fabric pagoda lampshade, gold coloured inside. Gold wire decoration 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.
Table lamp made after Tutankhamun’s death mask.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components. 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 en gold decorated are mainly produced in the north of Italy. A famous porcelain producer is Ronzan, established in 1938 in Turin.