Vintage Italian Travertine Elephant Table Lamp by Mannelli Bros (circa 1970s)
A vintage travertine whimsical elephant table lamp by Mannelli Bros., Florence, Italy (circa 1970s). A joyful, real travertine stylised elephant will delight art lovers and collectors and provide lighting at the same time! Minimalist in style with soft curves and lines, this sculptural lighting could even be displayed as a work of art or used functionally as designed. Very weighty and beautifully tactile with characterful marbling and natural cracking. The Designers' mark appears on the lamp holder. Currently rewired for UK use. The contemporary lampshade is included.
About the Artists: The Mannelli brothers created wonderful pieces from Travertine, a form of limestone found in several places in Europe. In Italy it is located in the heart of the Province of Siena, in the quaint village of Rapolano Terme. Not all pieces are signed or marked. If you see these pieces marked with 'Raymor', this was the label of the American importer of the Brothers Mannelli's pieces. Fratelli Mannelli also designed for Marble Art, from Marta in the Province of Viterbo in the region of Latium, Italy.
Dimensions of travertine elephant only, excluding bulb holder:
H 17 cm / 6.7"
W 24 cm / 9.4"
D 8 cm / 3.1"
Overall dimensions including lampshade:
H 41 cm / 16.1"
W 30 cm / 11.8"
D 19 cm / 7.5"