This poppy ALLIES lamp embodies blue skies, accentuated with green leaves.
A decorated bottom build with badge caps of allied forces of WW1; New Zealand (infantry), Australia (Australian Commonwealth badge), Canada (infantry), British Army (the North Irish Horse Reg., the Royal Engineers, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers), France (Reg. Zouave), Belgium (4e Linie, 4e Lanciers, Genie).
Scattered across the lamp, one can find “Officers buttons” of English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish regiments, who fought in the Ypres region.
The Hampshire-, Sussex-, Royal Berkshire-, Leicestershire-, East Surrey-, Queens Royal (West Surrey) regiments, Royal Scots, 5th Royal Irish Lancers, and Royal Welsh Fusiliers are presented.
The lamp is placed on a French shell case which has been engraved by a central design of oak leaves and acorns.
It was intended for 105 mm model 1913 Artillery.
Measures: height: 24 cm (on the shell 67 cm)
diameter of the shade: 53 cm
weight: 9 kg
Handmade and produced in tiffany uroboros glass and patinated in black
This unique lamp is made in black opaque glass with poppies and leaves. One poppy centre is a bullet from the shell. The shell itself, with the pork tails are archeological finds of the Pond Farm. (Langemark-Poelkapelle) Farm that alternately fell into German and English hands during the First World War.
A original WOUND STRIPE was placed between a glass dogtag.
A wound stripe was a distinction of dress bestowed on soldiers wounded in combat. It was typically worn on military uniform jackets. The British Army began awarding a brass “Wound Stripe” in 1916, with approval by King George V. The badge was worn vertically on the left forearm and inset between the Good Conduct stripes, fastened through the uniform cloth.
Measures: height: 47 cm weight: 3,5 kg
diameter of the shade: 28 cm
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This lamp was made in gratitude to my daugther who accompanied me on several occasions on behalf of my birthday to visit the front line of WW 1 and WW 2.
I received from her a photo-collection of our travels, with on the last page the text; 'It was a time to remember and never to forget.'
The lamp symbolises the sunrise (the future, the hope, ... ) and sunset (the past, the memory, ...)
The lamp "In Flanders Fields" with several poppies and green leaves at the bottom is decorated with shoulder titles of the Allied Forces who fought in the region of Ypres and Passchendaele.
The shoulder titles which are added: British Army (the Somerset Light Infantry, the Norfolk Regiment, the Gloucestershire Regiment, the Devonshire Regiment, the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the Cheshire Regiment, the Royal Scots Greys), the Australian Military Forces and the Canadian General Service.
The lamp is placed on a French shell case which has been engraved with a central design of oak leaves and acorns.
It was intended for the 105 mm model 1913 Artillery.
Measures: height: 22 cm (total; 66 cm)
diameter of the shade: 51 cm
weight: 9 kg
Handmade and produced in tiffany uroboros glass with black patina
This lamp I created especially for Stijn Butaye, the inspiror of the PONDFARM.
The creation symbolizes the 'old oak tree' who survived WW1 and is still at the moment the oldest friend of the Pondfarm, a silent witness. In the tree lamp, I have placed the badge of the Royal Corp Company, one of the regiments who liberated the farm.
The lamp is fitted on a original shell with a pigtail found on the farm itself.
When I saw this beautiful British 18 pounder in a brocante shop near Ypres, I fell in love with the simplicity of the design.
As a tribute to the unknown soldier and his excellent sense of beauty and art, I copied the art deco pattern into the stained glass lampshade.
I completed each side with officer buttons from regiments who fought in Ypres and Passchendaele.
-West Yorkshire Regiment
-South Lancashire Regiment
-Royal Northhumberland Fuseliers
-The Welsh Regiment
-Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
- Royal Sussex Regiment
-King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Measures: Wide:35.5 cm
Height: 52 cm
Weight; 3.6 kg