Bone china wall lamp line decoration
delivery to non EU countries in 2-3 weeks
Article Number 45006
Bone china shade, diameter 12 cm, hand-painted. Plastic socket E 27 (max. 40 W or 28 W Halogen). Mounting material included.
With push switch made from plastic. Wall rose made from porcelain, diameter 11.5 cm. Overhang max. 28.5 cm. Weight 650 g.
With cable, cord switch and plug. Wall rose made from porcelain, diameter 8.5 cm. Overhang max. 26.5 cm. Weight 660 g. Textile cable, length 2.2 m.
This lamp is suitable for light bulbs with the energy classes A+ to E.
The shades are white when the lamp is turned off, when turned on they have a silky glow and warm shade of colour. The decoration is painted by an experienced worker by hand. Bowles employed her when her previous employer gave up hand-painting. He made the hand-painted lamps plain because that’s the way he likes it and because his employee is able to do so – and they have certainly convinced us as we love them.
Not old, but traditional. Lamps from BTC.
Peter Bowles, the founder of BTC, has crafts and commerce in his genes. His grandfather was a carpenter and chairman of a furniture company, while his father owned a lamp business. In his childhood Bowles gained an insight into and love of the clear lines of traditional industrial products when visiting the production plants of his father’s business. After working for a cutler in the Auvergne he founded and managed his own product plants for kitchen utensils and cutlery in Sheffield, until he returned to his roots over 20 years ago and launched his own lamp production company under the name BTC (British Timeless Classics) near Oxford.
British through and through.
Bowles lamps are not only viewed as timeless classics due to their name. But the fact they are British through and through is also remarkable. The bone china shades come from Stoke-on-Trent, the city known as “the potteries” thanks to its once 500 pottery workshops. Almost all of them have disappeared, and the company, which now belongs to Peter Bowles, would not exist without BTC. As he was looking for a pottery workshop which could handle bone china – a mixture of kaolin, feldspar, quartz-sand and more than 50% bone ash popular in England since the middle of the 18th century –, he found that the pottery workshops were perfectly capable, but financially on the brink of ruin. Without further ado he took over the business with all of its employees and helped it back on its feet. The British origin of the lamps even goes as far as the cables. Bowles disliked the plastic-coated cables of the early lamps – so he used the textile-coated flex of the domestic iron for an exhibition item. It went down so well that he has been equipping all of this lamps with textile-coated cables ever since – they are produced by people working from home in the region around the business.
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