Chalvignac Ceramics-Lamp

Mid Century Modern Table Lamp White Tear Drop Table Lamp Eames Era Lamp Chalvignac Lamp

$344.40

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    White Tear Drop Table Lamp Mid Century Modern Table Lamp Eames Era Lamp Chalvignac Lamp
    Wired for the USA and Canada. Made in Canada. Original shade in excellent condition!
    The white teardrop lamp was a must have due to its fabulous shape and styling. I knew it had to be in the shop as soon as possible. A fantastic Maurice Chalvignac lamp that makes an immediate statement. Whimsical and charming and just the right lamp for a table, desk, or cabinet. The white base is made of ceramic with delightfully versatile white glazing and white upper stem. Just the perfect fit for the modern home decor or the classic mid century appeal. A huge coup for the avid collector as the pieces by Chalvignac are enjoying a fantastic revival and will last another 50 years!
    Dimensions: 26" high to top of the shade; 8" diameter at base; shade 14" high x 5 1/4" d at the top and 10" diameter at the base.
    Condition: Very good vintage condition. No cracks. No chips. No repairs. Manufacturing flaws as to be expected. Stem finish is as seen in the photographs. Light is in good working order. Please carefully refer to video and all photographs for more condition information.

    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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