Vintage Stoneware Blanot Lamp | Pierre Malbec Collection | Signed by Artist

$895.00 USD

Description

Vintage Stoneware Lamp | Pierre Malbec Collection

  • Vintage.
  • Found in an artist's studio in Uzes.
  • Hand made from stoneware.  
  • Inscribed with artist signature. 
  • Re-wired to work with an american outlet. 
  • On chord switch. 
  • Chandelier bulb included.
  • 5.5"dia x 13.25"h, 52"l cord

 Curator's notes

Pierre Malbec is well-known French painter, and has spent years compiling a collection of hand made ceramics by other artists. When we travelled in February, we were lucky to be invited into his studio to shop his private collection.  This lovely treasure is part of that collection.

Read about our visit to Pierre Malbec's studio

A Peek at the Process | Shopping the Malbec Collection >

About Pierre Malbec

Pierre Malbec was born on September 20, 1956 to antique dealer parents, and lives in the South of France. After studying cabinetmaking, he became passionate about materials of all kinds.  The crossings between painting and sculpture, (crushing and accumulation) are permanent in the work of Pierre Malbec.

Pierre Malbec  is not a sculptor in the proper sense, but rather a "structurer" of matter. It has this naturalness specific to artists who do not embrace trendy concepts, but work in silence for an inner and authentic quest. He is also an outstanding colourist who enjoys using two dimensions to use the shapes he has recently erected. Each sculpture is reflected in his paintings with unique colors and geometric shapes.

Over the years, the compositions of Pierre Malbec have gained growing success. Seeming at first glance decorative compositions, they master the space and reflect an innate sense of form, a precision of line, thus distinguishing the artist from the decorator. His production is dense, the artist constantly pushes the limits of figuration towards a singular abstraction and the presence of forms play with our vision of the work which seduces us by the simplicity of its language.

About Blanot

Blanot Ceramics refers to the work of Jean-Pierre Blanot, a French ceramic artist known for his distinctive style and innovative techniques. Blanot was born in 1950 in France and began his career in ceramics in the 1970s. He gained recognition for his hand-built stoneware vessels, which are characterized by their organic forms and intricate surface textures.

Blanot's ceramics often feature rich earth tones and a combination of smooth and rough textures. His pieces are known for their unique, sculptural qualities, with intricate patterns and details created through a variety of techniques such as carving, incising, and glazing.

Blanot's work draws inspiration from nature, particularly the textures and patterns found in natural elements like rocks, tree bark, and shells. He incorporates these organic influences into his ceramics, creating pieces that are both visually captivating and tactile.

Throughout his career, Blanot has exhibited his work extensively in France and internationally. His pieces can be found in private and public collections around the world, and he continues to create ceramics from his studio in France.

Blanot's work exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship in contemporary ceramics, showcasing his mastery of form, texture, and glazing techniques. His unique style has made a significant impact on the field of ceramics and has earned him a dedicated following among collectors and admirers of contemporary ceramic art.

About Us

We're a small sustainable, family run company based in northern California.  We travel the world to bring you beautiful, mostly vintage things and a lot of inspiration for your home.

When we founded our company, we envisioned a small business with a human touch:  each beautiful item selected by hand, each order carefully packed by someone who cares, each call and email personally answered by someone who can help, and most of all, each customer treated like a dear friend.  And we were committed to giving a little back in the form of support to other small businesses like us, and donations to causes that tug at our heartstrings.

We believe that not making something new is the greenest thing of all, that a small business can make a big difference, that the human touch is a powerful thing, and that working side by side with your family is a really nice way to spend your day.  

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Occasionally we will earn a commission for products that we recommend on our blog.  Our opinions are always our own, and we never recommend a product or service we do not use ourselves.  

What we sell

We travel the world in search of ideas, inspiration, and beautiful vintage and hand crafted products for your home and your life from France, Morocco, Belgium and the United States.  

Shop our collection of furniture including

vintage furniture

reclaimed wood furniture

cabinets, armoires and buffets

dining tables, farm tables and islands

dining chairs

benches and stools

coffee tables, side tables and console tables

upholstered sofas, couches, loveseats, chairs, chaises and ottomans.

accent furniture such as bistro tables, small dressers, coat racks and bars. 

Shop our collection of things for your French kitchen including

bread boards

cookware and kitchen tools, canning jars

vintage and re-tinned copper pots, pans, stock pots and pitchers

vintage and hand made plates and bowls

vintage flatware : forks, knives, spoons, carving knives and forks, spreaders and special silver pieces

vintage glassware : vintage champagne coupes and flutes for toasting,  vintage wine glasses, lovely moroccan tea glasses and unique vintage bar glasses and decanters

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

serving platters and bowls, pitchers, tureens, gravy boats and trays

stoneware crocks, vases, pitchers and bowls

vintage silver: silver flatware, champagne buckets, trays and bar tools

Shop our collection of decor including:

art, travel and design books, cookbooks, vintage books

candles and candlesticks

vases and vessels for flowers

lamps, pendants and chandeliers

coat racks, coat hooks, baskets and totes

garden items

vintage mirrors

beautiful decorative accessories

Shop our collection of textiles including:

washed linen sheets, duvets and pillowcases and bed covers

vintage sheets

items for the bath : towels, bath mats, soap dishes, towel racks and hooks, soap, candles, mirrors, trays, stools.

pillows and throws

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

vintage rugs

Shop our collection of vintage art including:

vintage etchings, sketches and drawings

vintage oil paintings 

photography and prints

pressed botanical specimens

sculpture, busts and hand made ceramics

watercolor paintings

Our Trade Program

We don't mean to brag, but our collection of vintage & custom furniture as well as lovely decor has made us a stylist and designer favorite.  Whether you need one signature piece, or a layer of decor for the final mile, our special pieces can help bring your project to life. 

When you join our designer program, you'll receive

15% trade discount 

Tax exempt purchasing with resale permit

Support from our Designer Liaison

Private shopping by appointment for you & your client

48 hour approval period 

Opportunity to pre-shop new containers

 

Contact us today with your business license, address telephone and email to get started. 

Terms

Registered designers are entitled to receive a 15% discount on all regular priced merchandise listed on our website, or available in our SF area showroom and annex.    

 We do not combine discounts or promotions, so if shipping is required, we will advise which is  most advantageous for you:  15% trade discount or free shipping promotion. 

You will note that a small number of  items are listed as "local pick up only.."  Those items are not eligible for our free shipping promotion. 


What we sell

We travel the world in search of ideas, inspiration, and beautiful vintage and hand crafted products for your home and your life from France, Morocco, Belgium and the United States.  

Shop our collection of furniture including

vintage furniture

reclaimed wood furniture

cabinets, armoires and buffets

dining tables, farm tables and islands

dining chairs

benches and stools

coffee tables, side tables and console tables

upholstered sofas, couches, loveseats, chairs, chaises and ottomans.

accent furniture such as bistro tables, small dressers, coat racks and bars. 

Shop our collection of things for your French kitchen including

bread boards

cookware and kitchen tools, canning jars

vintage and re-tinned copper pots, pans, stock pots and pitchers

vintage and hand made plates and bowls

vintage flatware : forks, knives, spoons, carving knives and forks, spreaders and special silver pieces

vintage glassware : vintage champagne coupes and flutes for toasting,  vintage wine glasses, lovely moroccan tea glasses and unique vintage bar glasses and decanters

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

serving platters and bowls, pitchers, tureens, gravy boats and trays

stoneware crocks, vases, pitchers and bowls

vintage silver: silver flatware, champagne buckets, trays and bar tools

Shop our collection of decor including:

art, travel and design books, cookbooks, vintage books

candles and candlesticks

vases and vessels for flowers

lamps, pendants and chandeliers

coat racks, coat hooks, baskets and totes

garden items

vintage mirrors

beautiful decorative accessories

Shop our collection of textiles including:

washed linen sheets, duvets and pillowcases and bed covers

vintage sheets

items for the bath : towels, bath mats, soap dishes, towel racks and hooks, soap, candles, mirrors, trays, stools.

pillows and throws

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

vintage rugs

Shop our collection of vintage art including:

vintage etchings, sketches and drawings

vintage oil paintings 

photography and prints

pressed botanical specimens

sculpture, busts and hand made ceramics

watercolor paintings



SHOP NOW >

Shipping Information

It is never our intention to make money on shipping.  We strive to always be fair and reasonable in both our pricing and our shipping charges.  

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping on all orders $99 or greater unless an item is listed as "available for local pick up only in our Concord, California shop"
  • Free shipping applies to small items and furniture unless the item is listed for local pickup.  
  • Shipping on orders less than $99 will be charged according to the shipping table offered at checkout.
  • White Glove Furniture Shipments may incur a delivery surcharge to remote areas.  Generally these include Montana, Wyoming, and Coastal Islands that require a Ferry Service.  Other remote locations may also apply.  If your location requires a shipping surcharge, we will contact you once your order is placed to let you know.  

Shipping Timeline

  • Most items will be shipped via UPS or USPS.  Processing takes 3-7 days. Depending on your location, shipping can take 2-10 days from our location in northern California.  Once your order is shipped, we will provide tracking information so you can see your package traveling to you.  
  • Large furniture pieces travel via LUGG in the Bay Area, a private trucking service in the LA area, and White Glove Freight in other areas. For Bay Area and LA area, we'll easily be able to predict the delivery window for your item.  For other areas, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact travel time for your item, but we try our best to provide you with current information to allow you to track it as it travels.  Once your item arrives at a local receiver, you will be contacted with a four hour delivery window and the item will be carried into your home, placed in the room of your choice, and any packing material will be removed.  

Packing Material

  • When packing your order for shipping we do our best to strike the balance between minimizing the packing material we use and packing the items securely so they arrive safely to your door.  Our packing boxes can be recycled and our packing peanuts are biodegradable.  Just add them to your yard waste bin or run some water over them and they will dissolve.  
Frequently Asked Questions

What's your return policy? 

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Can I have a job?  

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Who are you? 

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What do you sell? 

What we sell

We travel the world in search of ideas, inspiration, and beautiful vintage and hand crafted products for your home and your life from France, Morocco, Belgium and the United States.  

Shop our collection of furniture including

vintage furniture

reclaimed wood furniture

cabinets, armoires and buffets

dining tables, farm tables and islands

dining chairs

benches and stools

coffee tables, side tables and console tables

upholstered sofas, couches, loveseats, chairs, chaises and ottomans.

accent furniture such as bistro tables, small dressers, coat racks and bars. 

Shop our collection of things for your French kitchen including

bread boards

cookware and kitchen tools, canning jars

vintage and re-tinned copper pots, pans, stock pots and pitchers

vintage and hand made plates and bowls

vintage flatware : forks, knives, spoons, carving knives and forks, spreaders and special silver pieces

vintage glassware : vintage champagne coupes and flutes for toasting,  vintage wine glasses, lovely moroccan tea glasses and unique vintage bar glasses and decanters

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

serving platters and bowls, pitchers, tureens, gravy boats and trays

stoneware crocks, vases, pitchers and bowls

vintage silver: silver flatware, champagne buckets, trays and bar tools

Shop our collection of decor including:

art, travel and design books, cookbooks, vintage books

candles and candlesticks

vases and vessels for flowers

lamps, pendants and chandeliers

coat racks, coat hooks, baskets and totes

garden items

vintage mirrors

beautiful decorative accessories

Shop our collection of textiles including:

washed linen sheets, duvets and pillowcases and bed covers

vintage sheets

items for the bath : towels, bath mats, soap dishes, towel racks and hooks, soap, candles, mirrors, trays, stools.

pillows and throws

table linens:  vintage napkins, vintage kitchen towels, linen aprons, and pretty silver napkin rings.

vintage rugs

Shop our collection of vintage art including:

vintage etchings, sketches and drawings

vintage oil paintings 

photography and prints

pressed botanical specimens

sculpture, busts and hand made ceramics

watercolor paintings



SHOP NOW >

How to Measure for Furniture Delivery

Now that you've decided to invest in a new piece of furniture, let's make sure it fits perfectly in your room.  

Follow a  general rule of allowing 36" of traffic pattern around an arrangement of furniture for traffic flow.  

Dining Tables 

If you are looking to sit a certain number of people at your table, the size of your chairs is as important as the size of the table.  Generally, allow about 20" of length per person (about the width of a placement).  

 

A trestle base will give you more flexibility than four legs to seat more people along each side of the table.  

Cabinets

Consider the size of the doors when placing furniture adjacent to a cabinet with doors.  You'll want to be able to completely open the cabinet doors without bumping into a nearby piece of furniture.  


If your cabinet has to be turned on its side to be carried through a standard door into your room, make sure it will clear the ceiling when it's placed upright.   To calculate the diagonal measurement of the cabinet, dust off the Pythagorean Theorem:  height of the cabinet squared + width of the cabinet squared = diagonal measurement of the cabinet squared.  If the square root of the diagonal measurement is less that your ceiling height, then you're good.  If it is more, then the cabinet will not fit into your room unless it is made in two pieces. 

Coffee Tables

For coffee tables, rules are made to be broken, but these three rules should give you some structure to work with:  generally speaking, you'll want your coffee table to be roughly the height of your sofa deck (about 20"), roughly 18" from the sofa, and approx. 2/3 the width of the sofa.  

As always, if you have questions just contact us.  We can help.  

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EVENTS

DESTINATION INSPIRATION

Join us for a beautiful evening of inspiration for your next travel adventure.

A Sense of Place | Book signing with authors Caitlin Flemming & Julie Goebel

Pop Up Photo Gallery with photographer Bess Friday.

Shop our new collection of lovely treasures from Morocco & browse our library of beautiful travel books.

Enjoy our sips & nibbles.

Friday December 7 5pm - 7pm

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