Chalvignac Ceramics-Lamp

Mid Century Floor Lamp Walnut Floor Lamp Chalvignac Floor Lamp Mid Century Floor Lamp Fat Lava Floor Lamp Boho Floor Lamp

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    Mid Century Floor Lamp Walnut Floor Lamp Chalvignac Floor Lamp Mid Century Floor Lamp Fat Lava Floor Lamp Boho Floor Lamp
    Wired for USA and Canada. Made in Quebec, Canada. 3-way/tri-light socket. Original wiring.
    **If shade is unwanted, US $60.00 will be deducted from sale price.
    DIMENSIONS: 61" total height (top of the shade); ceramic portion 19 5/8" high; wood base is 9" diameter. Cord is 8' long. Shade 15 1/2" high x 18 1/2" diameter at the bottom x 12 1/4" diameter at the top.
    CONDITION: Very good vintage condition. Glaze pops which are typical of these fat lava lamps. Some crazing as seen in the close up photographs. No cracks. No chips. No repairs. Light is in excellent working order. Shade is in fair to good clean condition. The shade has issues which are best described through the photographs. Please refer closely (ZOOM IN) to all photographs for more condition information.
    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.

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