U Collection: Antique Brass Joseph Lidl French Horn Lamp
The antique horn needed a lot of restoration but it now shines bright and makes a handsome giant lamp. The horn was made by the respected company, Josef Lidl, Maehren, Czechoslovakia - LIDl BRNO is engraved on the bell. The company formed in 1892 and made all their instruments by hand. This particular horn is a good quality example as illustrated by the rotary valves.
The antique horn does have signs of use and wear including lots of little dents as shown in the photographs, but none that detract from its appeal.
The horn has been transformed using new solid brass fittings, an E27 lamp/bulb holder, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted mid brown cable, an inline switch and a black plug that exits discreetly from the base. The French polished hardwood base has been specially turned and weights the horn nicely.
Dimensions height 49cm x width 67cm x base diameter 39cm
The lamp is shown here with an LED filament light. Please note that the price is for the lamp only.
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 and plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
We are unable to deliver this lamp due its weight and size, so please purchase it and collect it from our gallery on Holt High Street. It would be helpful if you can provide a date when you plan to collect the lamp, so we can have it ready for you - thank you.