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1950s Nardini Oriental Motif Mid Century Modern Table Lamp
By Nardini Studios
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $675....Fine Japanese Lantern themed lamp. White glazed reticulated ceramic base is of a stylized Japanese lantern with tiled roof, six sided imperial trellis lattice wa...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic

20th Century Italian Ceramic Table Lamp Signed Manufacture of Albisola
By Ceramiche di Albisola
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful large table lamp in white ceramic important Italian manufacture of Albisola. Brand under the base. Ideal for a modern environment. This lamp is a true work of art.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

19th Century Italian Hand Painted Ceramic and Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp in blue ceramic and finely chiselled bronze. The ceramic is hand painted with a floral taste. Perfect working condition ready to be inserted in your home.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Atomic Lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Pasadena, CA
This 1950s atomic lamp is constructed with three porcelain bulbs and brass rings, fittings and original finial. Original beautiful warm yellow finish. Measures: Shade is 18.0 height ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Brass

Midcentury Glazed Burnt Orange Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1950s
Located in Arles, FR
Very decorative and large Mid-Century Modern table lamp in a stunning glazed burnt orange ceramic with brown hues. Originates from Vallauris, France. The base has many very attract...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Table Lamp, Ceramic, Walnut, Linen Marshal Studios, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Marshall Studios
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. Base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze. Design also incorpora...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual 1950s ceramic lamp with stylized decoration.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
  • Unusual 1950s Ceramic Lamp
H 12 in. Dm 7.5 in.
1950s Ceramic Lamp with Maria Kipp Original Shade
By Maria Kipp
Located in Cathedral City, CA
1950s ceramic sculptural lamp in the style of William Haines with original Maria Kipp shade.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Ceramic Lamps with Brass Bases
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A pair of Mid Century glazed pottery lamps in a jubilant shade of poppy-red with cinnabar-colored swirls throughout, supported by brass bases. Harps and finials are original to the l...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Polichomed 1950´s Ceramic Lamps
Located in San Diego, CA
Pair of modernist 1950s ceramic lamps with geometrical multicolor figures, on bronze bases.
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Vintage 1950s Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

1950s Cylindrical Ceramic Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s cylindrical ceramic and brass lamp. Needs rewiring. Quite heavy.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Ceramic Horse Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s ceramic horse lamp. Needs rewiring.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • 1950s Ceramic Horse Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Horse Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Horse Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Horse Lamp
H 26.5 in. Dm 7.75 in.
1950s Ceramic Vallauris Lamp
By Chaty Vallauris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Huge ceramic bird lamp Signed.
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • 1950s Ceramic Vallauris Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Vallauris Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Vallauris Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Vallauris Lamp
H 25.99 in. W 15.75 in. D 7.09 in.
Monumental 1950s Italian Metallic Jewel Glaze Ceramic Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
Monumental Aldo Londi for Bitossi metallic jewel glaze ceramic lamp. Circular ebonized wood base. Original double socket hardware with pull chains. Lamp body measures 15 inches heigh...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Pair of Westwood Studios Black and Red Geometric Imprint Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
By Tony Paul, Westwood Lamps
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of American midcentury Westwood Industries ceramic table lamps in the style of Tony Paul. Featuring a square black matte glazed smooth textured relief ceramic form with red circ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Ceramic Rembrandt Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful pair of Rembrandt table lamps in amazing original condition. These 1950s ceramic lamps have a great tropical feel to them with the look of bamboo and raised leaves. I have ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Modern 1950's Ceramic Lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Hudson, NY
A stunning 1950s example of the rare graphite colored 'pleated' ceramic lamp by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Beautiful form mounted on a brass base. The amazing original shade mir...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Large Volcanic Ceramic 1950's Lamp
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful large 1950's ceramic lamp with a light beige heavily textured volcanic finish with an abstract geometric pattern. Wonderful scale and proportions. Shade not included.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pr. Free Form Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
Located in Norwalk, CT
A very appealing pair of vintage ceramic lamps featuring an abstract female form. Glaze is a pale grey blue. The lamps have been completely refreshed including a new chrome lamp conv...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pr. Free Form Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
  • Pr. Free Form Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
  • Pr. Free Form Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
  • Pr. Free Form Ceramic Lamps, 1950s
H 30 in. W 15 in. D 14 in.
1950s Italian Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Ceramic table lamp with an ovoid shaped body, hand decorated with white thistle leaves and vine with gold accents on a light, coral colored background.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
Located in New York City, NY
1950s silver ceramic rooster table lamp, with wood base and brass hardware. Shape for photography only.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

  • 1950s Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
  • 1950s Ceramic Rooster Table Lamp
H 32.5 in. W 15.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Pair of 1950s Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1950s glazed ceramic lamps in the Arts & Crafts style. The lamps have a beautiful glazed finish and they are mounted on bronze colored wooden bases. They have been newly re...
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Vintage 1950s American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Kelby Yellow Ceramic Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s Kelby ceramic lamp, with original shade. This lamp has just been restored with all new brass fittings, and rewired.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Pair of 1950s Large Italian Ceramic Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s large pair of ceramic lamps on wood bases. Scene of villagers. Ceramic, hand painted using a gilt finish and raised paint.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Coral Ceramic Lamp, circa 1950
Located in Dallas, TX
Coral ceramic lamp, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Coral Ceramic Lamp, circa 1950
  • Coral Ceramic Lamp, circa 1950
  • Coral Ceramic Lamp, circa 1950
  • Coral Ceramic Lamp, circa 1950
H 31 in. W 20 in. D 20 in.
Large Raymor Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
By Raymor
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fantastic, large and impressive Raymor ceramic lamp. Measures approximately 34.5" H, 18" (ceramic), 14.5" D.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

  • Large Raymor Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
  • Large Raymor Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
  • Large Raymor Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
  • Large Raymor Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
H 34.5 in. Dm 14.5 in.
1950s Italian Ceramic Floor Lamp (SATURDAY SALE)
Located in Hingham, MA
1950's Italian floor lamp adorned with several glazed ceramic vessels in highly stylized asymmetric form. separated by diabolo form hourglass brass spacers and standing on a black me...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Italian Hand-Thrown Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Large hand-thrown ceramic table lamp with figural decoration, Italian, 1950s (signed on bottom "made in Italy").
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Floor Lamp with Ceramic Birds
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s floor lamp with ceramic birds. Located in NY. Original condition. Needs restoration.
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Mid-20th Century French Floor Lamps

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Metal

  • 1950s Floor Lamp with Ceramic Birds
  • 1950s Floor Lamp with Ceramic Birds
  • 1950s Floor Lamp with Ceramic Birds
  • 1950s Floor Lamp with Ceramic Birds
H 60 in. W 14.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Ceramic Table Lamp with Sgraffito Design, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Studio made ceramic table lamp with sgraffito design on brass base, Italian 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic Table Lamp from the 1950s
By Georges Jouve
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ceramic lamp in the manner of Jouve circa 1950s in original condition shade is contemporary.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Ceramic Table Lamp from the 1950s
  • Ceramic Table Lamp from the 1950s
  • Ceramic Table Lamp from the 1950s
  • Ceramic Table Lamp from the 1950s
H 11.82 in. Dm 7.88 in.
Ceramic Table Lamp from vi. Bi Ceramic Torino from 1950s
Located in Vienna, Austria
Italian ceramic table lamp, signed: "Vi.Bi Ceramic Torino N. 978", designed by Mario Mesini. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Ceramic Bottle Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1950s table lamps in speckled glaze ceramic, each with single socket on lengthy neck, body detailed with ribbing; on/off switch to bases. The lamps remain in very goo...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Design Technics Studio Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Design Technics
Located in New York, NY
Hand-thrown ceramic table lamp, organic design, by Lee Rosen for Design Technics, American, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic and Lucite lamps, USA, 1950s
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning pair of black ceramic with Lucite base lamps, USA, 1950s.
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Antique 1850s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Lucite

  • Ceramic and Lucite lamps, USA, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Lucite lamps, USA, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Lucite lamps, USA, 1950s
  • Ceramic and Lucite lamps, USA, 1950s
H 31 in. W 10 in. D 6 in.
Volcanic Glaze, 1950s, Italian Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of Italian volcanic glaze ceramic lamps with walnut conical bases, circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Gustave Tiffoche Ceramic Table Lamp, France, 1950s
By Gustave Tiffoche
Located in Maastricht, NL
A ceramic table lamp by French ceramist, sculptor and painter Gustave Tiffoche. Beautiful natural earth colours. Marked 'GT' and 'Tiffoche' underneath.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Blue Ceramic Asian Figural Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1950s blue ceramic Asian figural lamps on wood base.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Early Ceramic Regency Lamp by Rembrandt Light Company
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Ceramic Regency lamp featuring four female faces and painted gold accents by Rembrandt Light Company, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s American Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand Ceramic Table Lamp, 1950s
By Rörstrand, Gunnar Nylund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare ceramic table in a creamy white glaze lamp by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand. The lamp is in original condition and fully working with some signs of use. Signed and dated 1955. ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Spanish Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Malaga, ES
Vintage 1950s Spanish hand painted ceramic table lamp. Price does not include lamp shade, nor height dimensions.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • 1950s Spanish Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
  • 1950s Spanish Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
  • 1950s Spanish Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
  • 1950s Spanish Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
H 23.63 in. W 11.03 in. D 11.03 in.
1950s Ceramic Table Lamp by Nancy Wickham Boyd
By Nancy Wickham Boyd
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A beige and brown ceramic table lamp with incised decoration, signed 'Wickham,' with a base height of 17".
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Vintage 1950s American American Craftsman Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Ceramic Faux Bois Table Lamps
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A tasteful pair of pottery table lamps in an hourglass form with the top and bottom segments in a subtly-textured, off-white, matte glaze and the middle section in faux bois (incredi...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Midcentury French Ceramic Table Lamp Base, circa 1950s
Located in Arles, FR
Very decorative and large midcentury table lamp base in a stunning glazed burnt orange ceramic with brown hues. Hand-crafted ceramic piece that originates from Vallauris, France. V...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A most unusual pair of ceramic lamps, of distinctive metallic black glaze, projecting its two original internally lit glass candle tubes. Signed and numbered to the underside, Fra...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Glass

  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of 1950s Black Ceramic Table Lamps
H 17.33 in. W 10.63 in. D 3.55 in.
1950s Floor Lamp with Blue Ceramic Figure
Located in Paris, FR
Wrought and gilded iron floor lamp, the stem decorated with a blue ceramic figure and three blue and green small bowls. It is resting on three scrolled feet. circa 1950. Dimensi...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Pair of Rembrandt Lamp Co. Painted Ceramic, Brass & Glass Shade Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Pair of Atomic Regency Rembrandt Lamp Company Ceramic and Brass Table Lamps with White milk glass Shades, Circa 1950's. Featuring Off-White glazed ceramic gourd form with thin hand-p...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Ceramic Table Lamp Made in Sweden, Around 1950s
Located in Wien, AT
Ceramic table lamp made in Sweden, around 1950s Original condition.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Fine Pyramide Ceramic Lamp,France 1950
Located in Brussels, BE
Pyramide ceramic lamp, France 1950. One light, newly rewired. Signed under the base.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1950s Ceramic Grid Pattern Brown or White Table Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1950s ceramic grid pattern brown and white table lamp. Needs rewiring.
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic and White Opaline Lamp of 1950s
Located in Halluin, FR
Adorable 1950s table lamp in gray ceramic speckled and white opaline subtly crafted.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Opaline Glass

Pair of Midcentury Ceramic Geometric Modernist Table Lamps by Rembrandt
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of geometric Modernist table lamps labeled by the Rembrandt lighting company. Each lamp features a ceramic cone shape fixed to a black lacquer wood block base. Measures: 4" w...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Pair of Rembrandt Green Ceramic and Brass Table Lamps
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Colorful green lamps, with a green oyster pattern glaze over inverted bulblike ceramic bodies. Base and top are antiqued brass, with the trademark Rembrandt Holophane style glass dif...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1950-1960 Vallauris Ceramic Lamp
By Vallauris
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950-1960 Vallauris ceramic lamp, with one light.
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

  • 1950-1960 Vallauris Ceramic Lamp
  • 1950-1960 Vallauris Ceramic Lamp
  • 1950-1960 Vallauris Ceramic Lamp
  • 1950-1960 Vallauris Ceramic Lamp
H 27.96 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Ingrid Atterberg Striped Rondi Ceramic Table Lamp, Ekeby 1950s
By Ingrid Atterberg
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare Ingrid Atterberg Terracotta table lamp with white creamy rings. It is called Rondi and was a part of her series Inca from Upsala Ekeby in Sweden. Designed and manufactured dur...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage French Ceramic Lamp by Jacques Blin 'circa 1950s'
By Jacques Blin
Located in London, GB
Ceramic lamp (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin (1920-1995). This lamp has Blin's signature cloudy glaze featuring etchings of fanciful images of what appear to be animals from ancient ca...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage French Ceramic Lamp by Jacques Blin, circa 1950s
By Jacques Blin
Located in London, GB
Ceramic lamp (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin (1920-1995). The lamp has Blin's signature cloudy glaze featuring etchings of fanciful animals. The lamp is in good condition and is highly...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italian Modern Ceramic White, Blue Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Handmade and hand decorated Italian Mid-Century Modern textured chamotte ceramic table lamp. Designed by Aldo Londi for the collection "Rimini Blu" in 1959 and manufactured by Bitoss...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery, Ceramic

Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamp by Jacques Blin, circa 1950s
By Jacques Blin
Located in London, GB
Midcentury ceramic table lamp by Jacques Blin, (circa 1950s). This beautifully off-white lamp with sgraffito-etched fanciful animals and birds over the trademark misty glaze with dus...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Blue Ceramic Ewer Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in Miami, FL
1950s ceramic table lamp pale teal aqua color with a satin finish and a pale gray base. In the shape of a long necked pitcher or ewer with a handle. Rewired with new UL 3 way socket ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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1950s Ceramic Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of 1950s ceramic lamps available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, metal and wood, all 1950s ceramic lamps available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of 1950s ceramic lamps available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Hollywood Regency 1950s ceramic lamps are consistently popular styles. Gordon & Jane Martz, Bitossi and Marshall Studios each produced beautiful 1950s ceramic lamps that are worth considering.

How Much are 1950s Ceramic Lamps?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,200, while they’re typically $157 on the low end and $47,219 highest priced.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. A well-crafted antique or vintage table lamp does more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or artistic element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. In the years before electricity, lamps used oil. Today, a rewired 19th-century vintage lamp can still provide a touch of elegance for a study.

After industrial milestones such as mass production took hold in the Victorian era, various design movements sought to bring craftsmanship and innovation back to this indispensable household item. Lighting designers during the Art Deco movement, originating in the glamorous roaring ’20s, sought to celebrate modern life by fusing modern metals with dark woods and dazzling colors in the fixtures of the era. The geometric shapes and gilded details of an Art Deco table lamp provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

Some mid-century modern table lamps, particularly those created by the likes of Joe Colombo and the legendary lighting artisans at Fontana Arte, bear all the provocative hallmarks associated with Space Age design. Sculptural and versatile, the Louis Poulsen table lamps of that period were revolutionary for their time and still seem innovative today.

If you are looking for something more contemporary, industrial table lamps are demonstrative of a newly chic style that isn’t afraid to pay homage to the past. They look particularly at home in any rustic loft space amid exposed brick and steel beams.

Before you buy a desk lamp or table lamp, consider your lighting needs. The Snoopy lamp, designed in 1967, or any other “banker’s lamp” (shorthand for the Emeralite desk lamps patented by H.G. McFaddin and Company), provides light at a downward angle that is perfect for writing, while the Fontana table lamp and the beloved Grasshopper lamp by Greta Magnusson-Grossman each yield a soft and even glow. Some table lamps require lampshades to be bought separately.

Whether it’s a vibrant but classic Tiffany lamp or even a bold avant-garde lamp custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the perfect one on 1stDibs.