Retro Italian Toleware Ceiling Lamp from 1950’s
This retro modern Italian toleware ceiling lamp was discovered and removed from a kitchen in Colorado. The house was built in 1960. The lamp was original to the house. We removed it ourselves.
Since it had been hanging from the same ceiling for 51 years, it did not suffer the damage and wear normally found on mid-century Italian toleware objects. It was incredibly dirty, OMG. Removing the years of kitchen grease, dust, and petrified bugs, revealed very well-preserved toleware. There are pinholes and flakes in the white enamel paint, as shown in images below, easily remedied. The green paint is 100%. No corrosion or missing metal. Real nice.
One white ball lamp cover is original and it is made of hard unmarred plastic. The other two glass ball covers covers were replacements sometime in the past. All of the screws are white-capped and original. The copper wiring is original and in working condition. The Underwriters Labratory label is yellow and reads: ‘Cerama Inc. 1, Listed Electric Fixture Issue No. D-9759’.
Measures 19″ long on each of three sides. Stands 12½” tall. This is a beautiful understated mid-century modern Italian toleware ceiling lamp. Most 1950 – 1960’s toleware items from Italy lean to the ‘overstated’ side as was the fashion back then.
Bright and cheery for the kitchen or garden room.