Bernard Rooke Studio Ceramic TOTEM Lamp in Natural Tones, England, 1960s

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Material Mixed Technic
Style Mid-Century
Room Bedroom
Period 1960 to 1969
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Dimensions H 71 cm x W 19 cm x D 19 cm
Product Code ‌KCMM077


A single large, or oversize, ceramic TOTEM table lamp by Bernard Rooke, England, 1960s. Sculptural piece, made of handmade ceramic elements in natural tones of terracotta and stone, with a combination of dry and glazed finishes. The lamp is made up of separate sections, positioned on a central metal tube, with some elements being decorated with Rooke's own hieroglyphic-style symbols. The lamp is in good vintage 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. New wiring will be required and we recommend this is carried out locally to install, to make sure it meets your needs and regulations. The lamp is offered without shade, and image 8 is included for reference only. Approximate dimensions: Ceramic only H 71 cm x W 19 cm at base x D 19 cm at base Height to top of lamp-holder 78 cm. 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 Wall work. 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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