We discovered this vintage carboy, with its voluptuous shape and pale blue glass, and decided it would make a gorgeous lamp. Jac developed a technique to paint inside the vessel with marks and colours that echo lapping waves, thus creating a completely unique lamp.
The old vessel has been transformed with new, chrome fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted turquoise cable and a white plug. The cable exits discreetly from a hole near the base.
The carboy is in great condition without chips or cracks.
Dimensions height 66cm x diameter 31cm
The lamp is shown here with one of our giant coolie shades. 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 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 fragile nature, 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.