This very scarce Hedi Schoop TV lamp depicts the character masks of Comedy and Tragedy. It measures a large 12" high by 12" across by 5" wide. It is glazed in goldtones, black and a tawny bisque. The colors contrast beautifully. This TV lamp is in original working order and its on/off switch toggles just fine. We show it lit up in the last photo. It is not a bright light, but just what you'd expect for a TV lamp from the 1950s. It is in original condition without chips, cracks or repairs. There is a partial sticker on the backside for the electrical safety notice. It is well marked on the underside by Hedi Schoop as can be seen in the photos. This TV lamp is considered rare by any measure, and this color combination screams Mid-century modern. This is an awesome example, you will not be disappointed. Read on for more about Hedi Schoop:
Hedi (Hedwig) Schoop was a Swiss-born German dancer, cabaret artist, sculptor and painter. From 1929 to 1933, she appeared in Berlin in the cabarets Die Katakombe and Tingel-Tangel-Theater. She moved to California, and eventually opened her pottery studio. She founded a factory where ceramics based on her designs were produced from 1940 to 1958. She made figural pairs in stylistic designs, many in a mid-century modern style. Sadly, her pottery studio was destroyed by fire in 1958, which ended her pottery endeavors.