A vintage ceramic totem lamp by British ceramicist Bernard Rooke.
The lamp is made up of hand-formed ceramic elements with varying finishes including hints of green and grey in a rarely seen combination. Good vintage condition. Unsigned. Late 1960s.
New wiring will be required to suit your local needs and regulations.
The piece is shown with a simple hessian shade, newly made to mirror typical age-appropriate designs. The shade fits through a ring on the lamp-holder.
Complete lamp with shade: 134cm (approximate)
Ceramic only: H cm x W cm at centre x D 2cm at base
Shade only: H 50cm x Dia at base 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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