The Apothecary Table Lamp is hand painted by artist Sophie Coryndon in her Sussex studio. The design is inspired by Moorish earthenware jars known as Albarelli. These jars were used to hold ointments, medicines and even gunpowder and became popular in Italian apothecaries in the 15th century. To differentiate their contents the jars were painted with individual designs which Sophie references in the artwork of each lamp.
Each of the 6 designs is limited to an edition of 30 with names which allude to their original medicinal contents.
The two bands of decoration on this lamp are typical of 15th-century Spanish pharmacy jars, neatly emphasising their elegant waisted silhouette. This design was named for the plant lemon verbena, which was brought to Europe from South America in the 18th century, and with its fresh, sweet lemon-scented leaves, was an instant success in the greenhouses of Europe.
This limited edition turned tulipwood table lamp comes with an 11” cream card shade included.
Turned wooden table lamp with a hand painted finish. Comes with cream card shade.
11’’ base x 7’’ top x 7’’ slope.
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