Large Poole Pottery Studio Atlantis Black Clay table lamp/light by Guy Sydenham.
A rare and substantial Poole Pottery Studio Atlantis ‘Black Clay’ table lamp by Guy Sydenham.
A large lamp of bulbous form with elliptical aperture, the interior is glazed in vibrant orange, the exterior thickly glazed in green and earth tones leaving trails and runs to both orange and brown glazes.
The lamp retains its original light fittings including wire, in-line switch and plug and remains in working order, there are vents to the back top of the lamp as shown allowing heat to escape from the light bulb.
Incised with GS monogram and Poole England stamp.
See photo of Guy Sydenham working at the Poole studio, surrounded by comparable lamps from the 1960s, these lamps were reputedly sold through Heals of Tottenham Court Road in London.
A substantial 30.5cm high weighing 3.5kg in untouched original condition. There is a minor foot rim and glaze miss as shown when the running glazes adhered to the kiln floor but cannot be seen when in normal use mentioned for accuracy.
This is an iconic futuristic design demonstrating Guy Sydenham’s fascination with abstract ocean forms. Made from black clay and being a useful lamp adds further to its desirability, Woolley & Wallis auctions sold a mermaid example of this lamp back in 2005 with an estimate £6-8k.
Size: 30.5cm high.
Circa: late 1960’s.
Condition: In excellent original condition. There is a minor foot rim and glaze miss as shown when the running glazes adhered to the kiln floor but cannot be seen when in normal use mentioned for accuracy.
Provenance: Private Collection UK.
SKU: Ref: 10114