It is in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. It has the potters initials -'B. This really is a gorgeous piece of hand thrown pottery, dating no doubt from the 1960-80s, when Bernard Rookes fame was at its height... Don't let this one slip away!
This lamp is in fabulous condition, in full working order and has been pat safety tested by a qualified electrician. Retro Filament LED 470 lumen Lightbulb included on sale so you can switch your lamp on straight away. Collection in person is welcome. We take the utmost care in packaging our items to ensure your item arrives in the same condition it leaves us and take extensive photos to demonstrate this. ABOUT US - DARTMOOR VINTAGE.
We are a small family run company based in West Devon on the outskirts of Dartmoor and have been restoring furniture for several years as a hobby before becoming a business in 2018. We have a passion for anything old and antique preserving those we can and updating those that need it.We specialising in Antique and vintage lighting with the belief that lighting can not only be functional but also works of art in their own right. We firmly believe in the environmental benefits of recycling and reusing. We use as many recycled and recyclable packaging products as possible for those of our items which are posted and often use Wool packaging for our more fragile lighting. We provide a bespoke lamp service with a choice of shades from those listed or shown on our Facebook page Dartmoor Vintage. We can make matching pendant shades made to order. For more information please visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Bernard Rooke was born in 1938. He studied at the Ipswich School of Art before moving on to the Goldsmiths' College, London. It was here, in his last year, that he decided to take up pottery. In 1960 he set up his own workshop in Forest Hill, London, sharing the premises with Alan Wallwork.
Progressive designs were readily accepted in London at that time, and Rooke applied his efforts to making pieces of a sculptural nature. To supplement his income during this period he lectured at London University and at Goldsmiths' College. The early pieces were mainly fashioned by hand using coils and blocks. Rooke found that whereas a work might not find a market as a piece of sculpture, if made into a lamp base it was more readily acceptable to the public. The lamp bases were, indeed, popular and have proved a mainstay until the present day.Rooke's philosophy is that he needs to make two types pottery; that which is easily produced and will find a ready commercial market, and that which exercises his artistic talents to the full. Both are necessary for each other - one providing the independence for the other to survive and one providing designs for the other to continue. In 1963 the pottery moved to larger premises in Greenwich, but ever in need of more space, Bernard moved to Swilland, near Ipswich, Suffolk in 1967, to a huge mill building. The item "Vintage Bernard Rooke 1960-70 Mid-century Studio Pottery Butterfly Lamp Pat Test" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "dartmoorvintage" and is located in Yelverton.
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