Every once in a while I create a lamp that I really should have held onto, this custom made lamp being one of them. For years I held onto an antique candle pin bowling ball thinking someday I would incorporate it into a lamp. Because it looked like an early drawing of a planet from a old encyclopedia, this was what I came up with.
I was inspired by the cover of an old copy of The Little Prince where the prince stands as a giant on a tiny planet. Thus the huge flying saucer which has landed on my little planet. The copper body of the orbiting rocket is made from the tip of a practice arrow, brass fins lending it a retro look.
The lamp's finial is a very heavy representation of Saturn, made from a stainless steel washer and brass domes. It sits atop a salvaged copper collander, which projects stars on the ceiling when illuminated.
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