A monumental ceramic totem floor lamp by Bernard Rooke, England. Unwired.
A beautiful sculptural piece, made up of ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone, with lots of texture, built over a metal tube. The two round elements are decorated on one side with blue/green glass, and a wheel or seed pod motif on the other.
The piece is in good original condition, with occasional minor flaws in line with the making and firing process, and some general wear to the ceramic as one would expect from age and use. This an early model, with heavy hand-formed elements; later pieces being mould-formed.
The original wiring has been removed and new wiring will be required prior to install.
The simple conical shade is for illustration only and is not included in this sale, but if you would like details just let us know.
Dimensions (ceramic only): H 95.5cm x W 18cm at base x D 20.5cm at base.
Shade as shown: H 51cm x Dia 35cm
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.
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