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Studio Ceramic Table Lamp by Bernard Rooke, England

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A small ceramic totem lamp by Bernard Rooke - London, England 1960s - together with a simple conical shade. This is an early piece, hand-built with lots of interesting texture and good weight (the later pieces being moulded). The design includes glazed and unglazed sections, with a band of Rooke's hieroglyphic-style symbols. The colours are earth-tones of terracotta and light brown/grey; the circle motif of the main body also appears in the more unusual large totems of the same period. The ceramic is in good original condition, with minor marks as one might expect from age, use and the hand-making process; felt pads level the base. As is typical for the early pieces the ceramic is unsigned. Shade We are showing this lamp base with a simple hessian shade, newly made, using proportions found on lamps of the period. The shade fits through the ring on the lamp-holder as shown in the last image. The lamp can be shipped with or without shade. Wiring Original wiring has been removed, and new wiring will be required in the country of install. A new switched lamp-holder is included. Approximate dimensions: Ceramic only: Height: 28cm Depth: 11cm at base Width: 15cm at centre Shade: Height: 28cm Diameter: 21cm Overall, including shade: 57cm The shade will be removed for shipping. Bernard Rooke was born in 1938, and studied ceramics at Goldsmiths College in London. In 1960 he set up a workshop in Forest Hill sharing with another pottery artist, Alan Wallwork. Rooke's early pieces were hand-built using coils and blocks. His work is found in private collections as well as museums and galleries around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
  • Creator:
    Bernard Rooke (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 22.45 in (57 cm)Diameter: 8.27 in (21 cm)
  • Power Source:
    Plug-in
  • Lampshade:
    Included
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The lamp-holder has been replaced and new wiring will be required in the country of install to meet your local regulations. Wear consistent with age and use. See About section for further details of condition and dimensions, together with notes on the shade and wiring.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1267235241202
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