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Bitossi (Italy) 'Koala' Large 20.5" Table Lamp, with Hand-Made Lampshade (Vintage Fabric) *RARE FIND*

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In 1921 Guido Bitossi founded the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory, proposing a type of production linked to the tradition and classical styles of the past, combined with research and a study on the ceramics products.

Starting from the early 1950s, the company’s evolution powerfully manifested itself in a modern vein under the artistic direction of Aldo Londi, a man with an innate creative and aesthetic sense, and a keen eye to the changes in the taste and the uniqueness of the Italian products.

Londi entered Bitossi in 1946 and from that time on was the undisputed protagonist for more than fifty years, first as a painter, then as artistic director, and finally as tireless researcher of styles and examples to be emulated.

You can read more about Bitossi and their history, here.


THIS LISTING

A fabulous ceramic table lamp using their iconic and fairly hard to find koala figurine, circa 1960s. 

It has been paired with a hand-made lamp shade made out of vintage fabric, courtesy of our friends at Retrotastik.

The lamp base is in excellent vintage condition with no wear that we can see. This piece retains its original paper label on the base.

Please note the lamp shade may have some inconsistencies in the pattern and fabric itself being vintage, however it is free from damage.

This beauty measures approx 52.5cm (20.5") tall including the shade, 26cm tall to the base of the light fixture, and 15.5cm tall the koala itself. 

It has been professionally rewired with a new cable to meet Australian electrical standards. Due to the uneven nature of the top of the koala's head, the black pole leading to the light fixture does move slightly, not an issue but mentioning for accuracy.

Essentially, it's all ready to go!

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