An elegant antique samovar has been transformed by Utopia into a stylish table lamp. The solid copper vessel has a wonderful aged patina which we decided to leave, rather than polish away. The piece has all original features including wooden handles, most likely ebony and heavy cast fixings.
Traditionally, samovars were used to carry hot water to the table for pouring into a teacup.
The lamp has been created using aged brass fittings to compliment the patina: an E27 lamp holder, around 2 metres of black retro-style twisted fabric cable, an inline switch and a black plug. The cable exits discreetly from near the base. The samovar has been fitted with a universal joint to maintain verticality of the shade or LED as they traditionally lean towards the tap.
Condition The antique is in lovely condition with only minor signs of wear.
The lamp is dressed here with one of our gold vellum retro shape shades, a feature LED and a limited edition (100) Fanfare drum. Please note that the price is for the lamp only - all shades are sold separately therefore visit our Exclusive Designer Lampshade Collections for different shade designs and prices.
Lamp dimensions height 39cm x width 29cm
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder.
Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories.
Peace of Mind Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
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