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Post by DabbleBabs on August 17th 2018, 9:53 am

Hello
I've just bought this at an auction, knowing it was a "something special" but cannot see another online anywhere. And then I found this wonderful forum - I will be a regular!
Can anyone help confirm this or point me to where I could find out more?
Also, should I wire it up for a lamp or leave it as it is, if I was to sell it (may keep and make a lampshade for it, though).
Thank you
Babs
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Post by philpot on August 17th 2018, 10:25 am

Yes definitely Bernard Rooke. He had a pottery at near Ipswich, and produced a lot of similar designs working with his sons. These are becoming quite trendy now. If you want to use it as a Lamp I would strongly recommend rewiring and changing the fitment. These can be 50 years old now and not up to modern standards.
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Post by philpot on August 17th 2018, 10:29 am

If you like this type of Lamp Base look up the lamp bases of Alan Wallwork. They shared a studio in the 50's/60's and their work has similar design trends.
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Post by philpot on August 17th 2018, 10:32 am

Information? This thread on our site will give you lots!
https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t2816-bernard-rooke?highlight=bernard+Rooke
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Post by NaomiM on August 17th 2018, 10:35 am

Donít bother wiring it up. I often cut off the wiring of lampbases before selling them because collectors either do it themselves or simply want the base for display. Plus, if youíre not a qualified electrician then technically itís illegal to do it yourself for resale.

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