Mid Century Fat Lava Floor Table Lamp Extra Large Retro West German With Conical Lampshade Walter Gerhards

Mid Century Fat Lava Floor Table Lamp Extra Large Retro West German With Conical Lampshade Walter Gerhards


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Extra Large Ceramic Floor or Table Lamp

Huge, extra tall Walter Gerhards style 'Fat Lava' double lamp in excellent condition and working order. The term Fat Lava is coined from a style of West German Art Pottery produced from the 1950s to 1970s and originally referred to a specific type of thick glaze. As this type of pottery has seen a revival it has become a more generic term describing a style.

The pierced ceramic base in burnt orange and dark brown under a shiny glaze is long necked and shapely. A second bulb also lights the base from within. The original tall, conical shade in complementary colours depicts a large stylised flower on one side with an abstract line pattern on the other and works viewed from any angle or orientation. Rare to find the base and original shade together and in such fine condition.

May be used as a table or floor standing light. Standard screw bulb fitting. Bulbs not supplied.

Near pair available as per first photo (please see separate listing)

Dimensions: Overall Height 123cm
Height to top of lamp base 49cm Diameter 33cm at widest point
Lampshade Height 80cm Base diameter 38cm Top diameter 24cm

I am based in Leigh on Sea, Essex and welcome collection in person. This item can also be delivered UK mainland wide via professional, insured man and van service. I am happy to arrange on your behalf - please message me with your postcode for a competitive quote. See shop shipping policies for more details.
A Rough Guide to Delivery Prices
My drivers cover most areas in England from *Exeter in the West to Newcastle* in the North. The following are approximate prices depending on size and distance so please contact me prior to purchase for an accurate quote.

Within 10 mile radius of Leigh on Sea FREE on some items by prior arrangement

North & East London/Essex A13 corridor from £30.00

Other areas within coverage above £40.00 - £60.00

Scotland/Borders £60.00 - £90.00

Rest of UK Mainland/Remote areas/Special Requirements - price on quotation.


W38.0 x H123.0 x D38.0 cm



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Date of manufacture


Place of origin



Mid 20th Century


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