comments: This fabulous lava lamp is an extremely
rare display model from England. It was recently spotted up for auction for 1000
English Pounds. (There were no takers - imagine the shipping costs!) Mathmos had 10 of
these made for a trade show in 1979.
The overall lamp height is 56" with a 30" tall globe. The diameter at the bottom of the teak legs is 26" And yes, that's genuine copper metalwork.
Do not get this confused with other models named "Princess". There's a basic white based 32 oz. lamp called this as well as an old vintage wall
sconce model that used the Consort globe.
Thanks goes out to Jeff Goo who found this great pic.
"I have been told by Mathmos that this is a Princess, and was made in the 1970s.
The lamp's owner, when emailed during the auction (I was planning on buying it, but the shipping was
too costly and risky) said she bought it
at a trade show in the USA in 1979, and that it had been the center of the Crestworth
Trading Ltd. (Mathmos) booth, surrounded by many regular lava lamps.
Apparently it had stood in the same living room for years, had been sent back to
Crestworth twice (they refilled it to match the room's colors), and it was now the
original color again. Mathmos does not now do refilling. I wish I could have bought it!
It looks remarkably similar to the Imperial giant lamp from Lava Corp's 1966-67
line, which was a production model."
~ Jonas Goo
Jonas Goo, thanks for all the details!