On first impression, it looks like a piece of a rare luminescent mineral with rivulets of fossilised coral, millions of years old.
Or a fragment of a glowing meteorite from some mysterious, undiscovered galaxy.
It is, in fact, a simple if extraordinary lamp, made of translucent high-fired porcelain by Andrew Devitt, a Californian artist who uses porcelain and stoneware to create abstract interior objects that mimic the forms and surfaces of natural materials such as stone, wood and water.
Devitt's remarkable and intriguing work, along with that of 40 or so other artists, designers and craftsmen, is available through Bespoke Global, specialists in the sale and promotion of exclusive and customised pieces for the home.
This is an impeccably curated collection of fine furniture, cabinetry, furnishings and decorative objects, available to view and order via Bespoke Global's online gallery and which can be delivered to your door anywhere in the world – via a white-glove delivery service, no less.
Commissions are arranged and overseen by Bespoke Global's New York-based team, who also provide regular updates from the artist and even a film of your piece being made. For those seeking something meticulously crafted and uncompromisingly different, such as a table inlaid with camel bone, or a bowl made of fine woods, precious metals and Alaskan moose antler – this is where to look.
Black Fringed Luminary by Andrew Devitt, price on request via www.bespokeglobal.com