A stunning melon teapot has been transformed by Utopia into an elegant table lamp. The teapot was made in 1979 (please note we still have the bill of sale - pictured) by notable silversmiths Barker Ellis, Birmingham. The company started in 1801 and closed in 1992. The teapot is a quality piece with a melon body stood on 4 feet, silver plate on copper, an ornate cast spout and handle plus fine engraving around the body and lid.
The lamp has been created using chrome fittings, around 2 metres of silver retro-style twisted fabric cable and a white plug. The cable exits discreetly from under the handle.
The lamp is dressed here with one of our limited edition (100) empire shape shades: Hydrangea Bouquet design. 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.
Dimensions: height 25cm
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.
Utopia charges a flat rate of £10 for all mainland UK deliveries. We no longer ship abroad.