Gambone Style 'Harlequin' Ceramic Lamp, Italy, c.1955

Gambone Style 'Harlequin' Ceramic Lamp, Italy, c.1955


Harlequin is the nimble romantic hero orginating in Italy's renaissance theatrical tradition, the Commedia Dell'Arte. He made a notable appearance in the decorative arts across Europe and America in the 1930s/40s and 50s, representing romantic love. 

We think this lamp was intended for use on a bar or cocktail table, wIth it's suggestions of theatricality, festivity and flirtation. 

It comes with custom made Kelly green shade and original brass fittings. While this ceramic shape was popular with Gambone, this is not a Gambone lamp. In any case, it makes a gorgeous collector's piece or cocktail lamp.

Unknown maker. Marked 'Italy'. From the glaze, form and colour we propose it was probably made by one of the many factories based in Deruta. See 'Alla Moda: Italian Ceramics of the 1950s-70s', Mark Hill, Mark Hill Publishing Ltd, London, 2012.


Base diam 15 cm

Base height 36 cm

Shade diam 40 cm

Shade height 26 cm

Total height 57 cm


Perfect. Custom shade included. Two metre cord with in-line switch. Tested and tagged to Australian Standards.

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