U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Euphonium Lamp (4)
U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Euphonium made by Joseph Higham, Manchester, Giant Lamp
A large lamp full of character, created from an exceptional engraved antique silver-plated euphonium made by Joseph Higham, Manchester in the 1800s.
Established in 1842, Joseph Higham were makers and wholesalers of brass musical instruments. They supplied the Army and Navy - which is probably why their instruments bear the crest of the Royal Warrant. This euphonium has a circular brass plate near the base showing the warrant.
The antique instrument has extensive and exquisite floral engraving with birds and insects over its body. The engraving includes a reference to the company being awarded the Exhibition Prize Medal in London (1862) in Dublin. Made of brass with very worn silver plating, it has an attractive used patina, commensurate with its age.
Dimensions height 77cm, base diameter 31cm
The instrument has been ‘utopiaised’ into a table lamp with new brass fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted black cable and a black plug. The hardwood base has been specially hand turned and ebonised. The cable exits discreetly from the base.
The lamp is shown here with one of our gold vellum coolie shades which compliments the brass metal - it would look equally stylish with another design. Please note that the price is for the lamp only. 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.