Monumental white Plaster or Travertine Lamp with Etched Surface

Jan 04, 2022. 06:22 UTC
Monumental white Plaster or Travertine Lamp with Etched Surface
United States of America

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This is a lamp that apears to mid-century or vintage that does not appear to have been used. There is a design like an Aztec or Turkish motif on both sides of the lamp which rests on an oval base. It is extremely heavy, like marble, but I am not certain what the material might be. It is quite heavy, It is 38 inches tall from the base to the top of the finial, and it is 11 inches wide at the base and 4.5 inches deep. It presents extremely well.



This lamp came from an estate sale in Los Angeles./unknown

Answered within about 6 hours
Jan 04, 12:50 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Midcentury Modern incised white stone pillar lamp
In the Southwest American style, mid/late 20th Century
Of oval section, the pillar-form body incised in a Native American weaving pattern, on oval feet. Electrified.
38 inches tall overall, 11 inches wide, 4 1/2 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at an estate sale in Los Angeles
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Rhonda guess Jan 04, 19:57 UTC

This lamp is not any more fragile than Travertine. But it lacks the little digs you see in Travertine. It is not as smooth as alabaster or other marbles. It is stronger than plaster because it does not crumble in that way. The Native American pattern is confusing me. But this is a heavy stone, and while I would not describe it as fragile, I would would not want to drop it. It weighs 18 pounds. I am not finding it. I will check Navajo.

Delia Jan 05, 17:37 UTC

I'm reminded of interiors in the 1970s and 80s (possibly even earlier) that were monochromatic in palette but used texture rather than color to give the space some character. A very minimalist silhouette with a lot going on within the body. This is one of those things that doesn't neatly fit into a particular descriptive box.

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