Chalvignac Ceramics-Lamp

Mid Century Table Lamp Chalvignac Table Lamp Mid Century Table Lamp Fat Lava Table Lamp Boho Table Lamp

$315.36 $350.40

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    Mid Century Table Lamp, Chalvignac Table Lamp, Mid Century Table Lamp, Fat Lava Table Lamp, Boho Table Lamp
    3-way/ Tri-light sockets. Original Chalvignac inspection stickers. Original string shade-mint condition.
    This Maurice Chalvignac lamp is a rare find these days. A glorious example of the fat lava process made famous by artists of the 1950s and 60s. Great for any room of the house and will suit both retro and modern decor designs.
    Maurice Chalvignac is the quintessential mid century modern artist and ceramist who migrated to Canada in 1957 at the height of the Scandinavian influence in design and artistry. Born in Paris in 1927, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and is internationally recognized for his pottery and his artwork. After the 2nd World War, Chalvignac was given a sculptor's training for 7 years and it is then that he became interested in pottery. Chalvignac emigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Montreal where he found a job in a religious sculpture business.
    He is known for his West German and Danish aesthetic, in particular his development and use of what is known as 'fat lava' glazing. It includes tones of tawny brown, beige, white overlay and a foamy effect that overcoats his pieces.
    Once in Canada, he met Claude Jasmin (1930-), a leading man of letters who, at that time, was a ceramist. He encouraged Chalvignac to return to this art, which he did. He quickly expands his workshop until about thirty employees are working under him. His wares begin to be produced, including some in collaboration with Jordi Bonet and influenced by a close relationship with Giovani Liva, who works as his foreman. In the early 1980s, Chalvignac goes back to his more artisanal approach and produces more of his finer masterpieces.
    Dimensions: 39" total height (top of the shade), Ceramic portion 15" high x 9" diameter, 5" long piece of wood in the neck. Wood base is 2" thick x 8 3/4" diameter. Cord(s) 5.5' long. Shade 19" high x 15 1/2" diameter at the bottom x 7 1/4" diameter at the top. Weight 10 lbs. 14 oz..
    Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Glaze pops which are typical of these fat lava lamps. No cracks. No chips. No repairs. Light is in excellent working order. Shades are in "rare" excellent condition (super clean/non-smoking home). Please refer closely (ZOOM IN) to all photographs for more condition information.
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