1940s, Italian Brass Articulating Ministerial Lamp

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Gorgeous high quality table or desk lamp in solid brass from Italy, 1940s-1950s with a weighted round brass base and an enormous ball joint from which the sturdy stem can pivot ~140 x 360 degrees. The round brass domed mushroom head is also attached to the stem by a similar swivel joint so you are assured being able to position this lamp to provide you optimal lighting. Inside the shade is an S cluster with two brass sockets each of which takes a standard size Edison screw cap bulb up to 100 watts each.

We actually have another that is nearly identical apart from a single engraved line around the outer edge of the shade.

Push button on/off switch on the base.

Rewired and hand polished.

The underside of the shade is enameled in reflective satin off-white with a few chips and scratches we have touched up.

By request we can completely re-enamel or remove the enamel entirely so the underside of the shade is polished brass just like the top.

I believe this lamp was designed by the architect Giovanni Michelucci and produced by an Italian company called Lariolux which is still in business today.

This is a beautiful lamp that straddles the design periods of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern.

Details
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
Late 1940s
Period
1940-1949
Materials and Techniques
Brass
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
17 in. H
43 cm H
Diameter
12
Dealer Location
Weymouth, MA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU88667201773
Address
BG Galleries
875 Washington St.
BG Galleries
Weymouth MA 02189
US
(617) 658-4988
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Weymouth, MA
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