An iconic 1970s vintage shattaline lamp in shades of deep orange almost red that is sure to light up your retro home decor. Complete with an optional tall slender ivory cream spun fibreglass lampshade from the same era. When lit the shade glows and the base comes alive with dazzling colours.
This lamp would look stunning in a lounge on a table or in a hallway to welcome guests, a truly eye catching statement piece.
The technical bit-
This particular example is one of the rarer examples both in colour & the form of a slender lamp constructed from small separated brass spacers. Fitted with a b22 brass switched bulb holder & finished with an optional Spun Fibreglass Lampshade. Fully rewired on 3 core earthed cable and safety tested
Shattaline, as a process, was discovered by sculptor and inventor Lewen Tugwell of Bridgefield, Farnham, a retired major in the British Army, who had served in the UK and India. Lewen ("Major Tugwell" to his face, but affectionately known behind his back as "Tuggy") was a talented sculptor of life and abstract pieces (three times exhibitor at the Royal Academy) and had begun experimenting with cast polyester resin. This required a hardening agent or catalyst which, when accidentally mixed incorrectly, caused a crazing or "shatter" within the casting. Instead of being annoyed by this, Major Tugwell recognised the attractiveness of the shatter and set out to reproduce the effect under controlled conditions. He found that, to get the exact type of shatter he desired, temperature and amounts were critical. Once the formula was set, he patented the process and registered Shattaline Ltd as a Limited Company to manufacture and market the wares.
For overseas buyers this can be supplied with a EU or US plug together with a bulb converter from bayonet to small Edison screw
For US buyers this lamp will be tested in a 240V to 120V stepdown voltage converter which will ensure that it will be suitable for a US supply.
3.5” dia base x 16” high overall
9.5cm dia base x 41cm high overall Shade is 10cm x 19cm
Our lamps are safety checked and Pat Tested by a C&G qualified technician.
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