A set of two ceramic TOTEM floor lamps by Bernard Rooke, England. Each piece has the Rooke stamp, probably 1970s.
Sculptural pieces of Studio Pottery, made up of ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone on larger circular bases. The two pieces are slightly different in the details, as one would expect from the handcrafting process.
Good original condition, with typical weathering and flaws in line with age and the hand-making and firing process; some flaking to the edges of the central pieces.
Both lights are fitted with switched bayonet-fitting lamp-holders, and have had their wiring replaced since new, and we advise this is tested/replaced in the country of install to ensure it meets your needs.
Dimensions (ceramic only):
H 90.5cm x Dia 26cm at base
The shade in image 2 is for illustration only.
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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.