Large Alabaster Hurricane Lamp (Egypt)
 

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Large Alabaster Hurricane Lamp (Egypt)

Overall Rating Rating 4.3  |  18 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 1009782
    Add a soft glow to your favorite room with this alabaster hurricane lamp. The snap-in socket and switch make it easy to get started using the lamp, and the alabaster marble shade is handcrafted in Egypt for a classic yet mysterious look....more

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    Illuminate your home's interior with the soft light of this alabaster hurricane lamp. Handcrafted in Egypt, this lamp will be enjoyed for years.

    Product Features:
    • Set with candelabra base snap-in socket and switch
    • Made by artisans in Egypt using age-old traditional techniques
    • Uses a 6-foot cord
    • Materials: Alabaster marble
    • Requires one (1) 40-watt bulb suitable to this cord set (not included)
    • Dimensions: 11 inches high x 6 inches in diameter

    Story Behind the Art:
    All of these oriental alabaster products are made by the same workshop for the past 12 years. The artisan is Mr. Mahmoud Abdel Nabi, who was born in the Egyptian countryside, but who moved to Cairo and grew up there from an early age. Mr. Abdel Nabi has worked in the field of marble, alabaster and stone for most of his adult life. Oriental alabaster is a translucent marble found only in Egypt. It is thought the ancient city of Alabastros, gave alabaster is moniker. The ancient Pharaohs utilized this marble in many aspects of their daily lives and religious ceremonies. Its use in Egypt has been carried down to the present day. Of course, giving work to people is called 'opening homes', in Egypt. To be able to help people by giving them work, is not only a responsibility, but a pleasure.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

    Imported


    Ships Carbon Neutral*
    NOTE: Marble varies in color but not in translucency
Dimensions:
6 in. x 11 in.
Warranty:
30 Day - Distributor
Materials:
Alabaster marble
Model No:
n/a

Features

  • Material
    Alabaster
  • Gender
    Unisex
  • Worldstock Country
    Egypt
  • Number of Light
    1 Light
  • Shade Material
    Alabaster Glass
  • Switch Type
    On-Off Line Switch
  • Bulb Wattage
    60 W
  • Lamp Type
    Accent Lamp, Specialty, Table Lamp
  • Light Bulb Type
    Specialty
  • Light Direction
    Multi-directional
  • Lighting Style
    Contemporary
  • Product Features
    UL Listed
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  • Just got this lamp. It is gorgeous.The color variations in the natural stone are spectacular. Substantial in weight and packed exceptionally well.

    Anonymous from Vermont, Jan 30, 2006

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  • Wow!!!

    I returned to the US from Cairo 7 days before the protests began. While in Cairo, I saw these beautiful lamps but knew it would be difficult to bring one home in my carry on. I was very happy when I discovered this alabaster lamp on Overstock. The workmanship is superb. I love the ambience of the lighted lamp - it is gorgeous. Well worth the money.

  • Knockout lamp!!

    The lamp arrived well packaged and in good working order. It adds a warm, glowing light to any room, and unlit during the day it looks like a beautiful handmade alabaster vase. The lamp is substancial in weight and has a strong presence. The electronic parts could be more sturdy, but they'll do the job, and if they conk out in a couple of years, the lamp can be rewired and the housing will look goreous forever. This was my first purchase on Overstock.com, and I couldn't have been more pleased with the entire transaction.

  • Alabaster Lamp

    I LOVE my lamp! I've been in Egypt several times & didn't get one there due to having to carry it...now I have one, didn't have to carry it & for a GREAT price! I have it in my entry & leave it on all night just for all the people I have coming & going ... it adds a beautiful warm glow to my home! It's just beautiful! Thanks!! RUTHI

  • alabaster lamp

    stone is beautiful. electrical housing for fixture could have been more robust. decent product

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  • Not for me

    I purchased two. You would think they would make an effort to send two that match; well, that was not the case. The round base of one as an inch larger than that of the other, and looked weird, so I returned both, and got two rectangular shaped, which at least matched and had a better finish.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was a little too rough, not well finished.
    • How accurate was the sizing? accurate
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    ocp9255 from Tucson, Jun 16, 2012

  • Great Christmas gift!

    This beautiful lamp was given to me as a gift and I have had several weeks to enjoy it in my home. It's mysterious illumination adds a touch of romance to my living room and I hate to turn it off! Great gift idea for those who appreciate high end products for the home. I hope to buy some votives to compliment the lamp.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is a gorgeous, well made lamp with beautiful, natural coloration.
    • How accurate was the sizing? Very
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    wendic26 from Los Angeles, CA, Jan 11, 2012

  • Beautiful Lamp

    I love it. The photo is probably nicer looking than mine. They will all look different, but mine is mostly multicolor rings ranging from medium yellow to a creme color. When light up, the lamp looks amazing. Electical componets better than expected after reading the other reviews. Highly recommend.

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    elh02 from NC, Mar 25, 2011

  • Nice Stone + Bad Workmanship

    The alabaster itself is rather nice. No complaints there. The overall finish is quite rough, however, which is unfortunate for a nearing-**** lamp. There bottom of the base is rough-hewn which normally wouldn't be a problem for a base. However, there are no standoffs included, so placing this on a wooden surface isn't the best idea (or one with only a thin, decorative cushion). The separate base is a strange design choice.

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    234234920384902 from MI, Jul 13, 2010

  • Not what it seems

    The lamp does not look in the least like the picture; in fact, it does not look like alabaster but like glass with thick white splotches of gypsum. The base is separate from the hurricane itself which makes for an unstable item. Although I anticipated natural variation in the coloring of the lamp (I already own several from other sources and they are all different), I did not expect a 'fake' glassy look. For that, the item is far too expensive.

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