London, South Kensington
15 September 1999
HENNINGSEN, Poul; Denmark
AN EARLY PH TABLE LAMP
designed 1927, for Louis Poulsen, with tiered white-glass shade, on patinated brass shaft with integral switch, on circular base, the cloth-covered cable with bakelite plug, the shade support system stamped PAT.APPL, this example c.1927
22in.(57.5cm.) high; shade 15in.(40cm.) diameter
This particular lamp was received as a christmas present by PH employee B.Harklint in 1927. All five employees of PH received a lamp from the first production series as a gift from the manufacturer.
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Taend! PH Lampens Historie, Gyldendal, Louis Poulsen & Co., 1994, pp.148/49 for reference to patent stamps on early models.
Avantgarde Design 1880-1930, Torsten Brohan & Thomas Berg, Cologne, 1994, p.131
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