This large harlequin style table lamp features a mischievous, masked jester by Marbro. The body of the piece, including the figure, is composed of hand-painted plaster. Excellent vintage condition. Hand painted chalk ware lamp by Marbro. This is a well made lamp with great detailing. Original wiring is in safe working condition.
Today their lamps are collectible and sought after especially by certain knowledgeable collectors who are familiar with the company’s lamps and history. Many of Marbro lamp are commonly referred to as “Hollywood Regency” style. This rather lavish style of decorative arts is currently in the midst of a tremendous and accelerating revival.
During the 1950’s, Marbro sold to many very affluent customers including movie stars and others connected to the film industry. Their lamps were considered very exclusive and definitley high end for that period.
Marbro sold their products mainly through interior designers and a few upscale furniture stores. You would not find a Marbro product in a chain furniture store or a discount store. Most of the products were built to order. A typical order from a designer or retailer took between 75 and 90 days to complete.
Lamp measures 27.5″ H, and base is 7.25″ W x 8.25″ D.