The Antique & Vintage Table Lamp Co  has added a classically proportioned table lamp to its collection.

The 1930’s table lamp is a good example from this acknowledged era of smart design.

When it comes to good design, no matter if its a chair, a building or table lamp, without the design eye that sees balanced proportion, the design will fail. The key to good design is always a harmonious balance between the elements used.

Italy has a long respected reputation for excellence in design with contemporary names like Armani, Gucci & Versace.

The house of Ginori was established in 1735 by the Marchese Carlo Ginori, (1702-1757), with Ginori’s first porcelain manufactory at Doccia near Florence.

Ginori’s porcelain manufacture was continued without a break by his three sons.

The company remained in the hands of the Ginori heirs until 1896 when it was incorporated into the Richard of Milan company, as Richard-Ginori.

Gio Ponti served as artistic director of the company from 1923 into the1930’s, the period in which this lamp was produced.

The Richard-Ginori company which produces most of the high quality Italian porcelain today has its own purpose built museum to display its beautiful collection of Doccia/Richard-Ginori porcelain, right up to today.

The 1930’s table lamp is also included in its display collection.

The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co has a range of antique lighting on view and silk lampshade service.

C/032 is an Italian porcelain table lamp from the design house of Richard-Ginori.

The elegant lamp is of well balanced proportion and the design is drawn from classical antiquity. The lamp stands on a square based plinth with a matt gilded wide rim.

The lamp base is with gilded bound reed moulding.

The elliptical vase shape is enamelled in a deep royal blue and decorated with a circular gold rimmed white reserve.

The reserve is with a puce, well drawn classical figure of a Roman muse.

The lamp terminating in a swag moulded and gilded neck and surmounted by a domed cover/lamp holder.

The base of the lamp marked with the Ginori mark.

Circa 1930-35

Overall height (including shade) 21"/53cm