Vintage Ceramic Lamp by Marcel Noverraz (circa 1960s)
Vintage ceramic lamp by Marcel Noverraz (circa 1960s). A thoroughly modern design with vibrant colours are what propel this ceramic lamp to catch your eye. The patterns defined by the colours are geometric or abstract. They are stunning. Without the lampshade and light bulb housing, the ceramic transforms visually into an elegant vase (see photos) with rounded structure leading to a narrow neck and classic lip. The piece is in good overall condition and currently wired for use in the UK. It can be easily modified for usage in your area. The lampshade is not included in the sale. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video will be provided. Noverraz' maker's mark on the underside of the piece.
About the Artist: Marcel Noverraz (1899-1972) was a renowned Swiss ceramicist who was born in the town of Carouge, near Geneva. He began his career as a painter and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. In the 1920s, he discovered ceramics and was immediately drawn to the medium's versatility and tactile qualities.
Noverraz began working with pottery in 1922, and by 1926, he had established his own studio in Carouge, where he produced a range of functional and decorative objects. He became particularly well-known for his art deco-inspired designs, which were characterised by bold colours, geometric shapes, and intricate patterns.
Throughout his career, Noverraz experimented with various techniques, including glazing, enamelling, and firing. He also developed his own unique style, which was influenced by traditional Swiss pottery as well as modernist movements such as Bauhaus and Cubism.
Noverraz's work was exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout Europe and the United States, and he received several prestigious awards for his contributions to the field of ceramics. In 1957, he was awarded the title of "Maître d'Art" by the Swiss government, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the decorative arts.
Marcel Noverraz passed away in 1972, leaving behind a legacy of innovative and striking ceramic designs that continue to inspire artists and collectors around the world. Today, his work can be found in the collections of many major museums, including the Musée Ariana in Geneva and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
H (of ceramic only) 24.5 cm / 9.6"
H (including electrical fitting) 30 cm / 11.8"
Dia 21 cm / 8.3"