Swedish Mid-Century Modern Unique Hand Decorated Ceramic Lamp by Tilgman Keramik. Blue and green leaves on blue/black sgraffito striped background. Dark green top and bottom part. 1960s. Signed on the base of the lamp. Stamped Tilgman Keramik, Made in Sweden underneath.
Marian Zawadzki (1912-1978) started as artistic director for Tilgman Keramik in 1953 and started experimenting with the distinct sgraffito technique. The sgraffito technique consists of carving fine lines into the background of a design through a light colored glaze down to a dark grey clay slip. This created a unique textured ground which has become a style associated with Tilgmans Keramik in particular. The decorative elements also appear to be outlined with a carved line and then hand painted with overglazes where birds, fish, flowers, butterflies and other animals were a common theme.
Excellent Vintage Condition.
Shade is not included.
Height lamp base including socket: 35 cm / 13.8"
Height for lamp base + shade: 50 cm / 19.7"
Diameter of lamp base: 10 cm / 3.9"