U Collection: Antique Hawkes & Son. Silver-Plated Tenor Horn Lamp
U Collection: Antique Silver-Plated Tenor Horn Lamp
A unique and elegant lamp full of character, created from a wonderful engraved antique silver-plated tenor horn made in London by Hawkes & Son. The engraved horn bears the makers name and address. Hawkes & Son was established in 1865 by William Henry Hawkes. The company later merged with their rivals Boosey & Co. in 1930.
The silver-plated musical instrument is in wonderful condition with an attractive used patina, commensurate with its age.
Dimensions height 64cm, ebonised hardwood base diameter 28cm
The instrument has been ‘utopiaised’ into a table lamp with new chrome fittings, around 2 metres of retro-style twisted silver cable and a white plug. We have fitted a universal joint to enable either a feature LED or shade to be kept upright by pivoting. 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 musical-themed shades Fanfare - 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 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.
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