A monumental ceramic totem floor lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s.
A beautiful sculptural piece, made up of ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone. The two round elements are decorated on one side with blue glass (with a very slight hint of green best seen in the overview images), and a wheel or seed pod motif on the reverse. The piece is in very good original condition, with occasional minor flaws in line with the making and firing process. For us, the weight and texture of the elements suggest this could be an early piece.
Wiring & shipping:
The lamp is made up of separate sections positioned on a central metal tube. In view of the size and nature of the piece we suggest it could be dismantled for shipping and rewired at its destination in line with your local needs and regulations. The wire leaves the base on the side (currently left).
Dimensions (ceramic only): H 107cm x W 21cm at base x D 19cm at base.
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 made progressive sculptural work and early pieces were hand-fashioned 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.