U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Tuba Lamp (1)
U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Tuba Lamp (1)

U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Tuba Lamp (1)


U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Tuba Lamp (1)


A giant lamp full of robust character, created from an antique silver-plated tuba made by Boosey & Co - the instrument has the makers mark. Made of brass and silver the musical instrument has an attractive used patina, commensurate with age, complete with dents and scratches and a few parts missing, however, this only adds to its appeal.

Dimensions height 94cm, base diameter 43cm

The tuba has been ‘utopiaised’ into a table lamp with new gunmetal fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted black cable and a black Bakelite plug. The hardwood base has been specially hand turned and ebonised to compliment the cool tones of the metal. The cable exits discreetly from the base.

The lamp is shown here with our 20" ivory linen shade and a special navy 20" coolie shade.  Please visit our lampshade collections for more shade designs and prices. 

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. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp is a one-off.

Peace of Mind
Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and historical Bakelite plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.

Shipping - please note that due to this lamp's size and weight we are not able to ship it, therefore please arrange collection from our gallery in North Creake, Norfolk.

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