An unusual vintage glass table lamp base, produced in France in the 1930s-40s. It has a mouth-blown body of clear glass that has been silvered inside, distressed with an acid treatment that has riven the surface of the silvering, and the gaps have been painted over with a layer of red paint and a ground of gold leaf.
The lamp has sympathetically been brought up to modern safety standards. It has been refitted with an Italian-made Bakelite E27 lampholder with in-built switch, which is suitable for most modern British and traditional European shades. It has been rewired with premium vintage-style Italian-made twisted fabric cable in a complementary maroon colour.
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