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Whimsical Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in South Burlington, VT
This is a wonderful handmade, hand-painted and hand glazed few- of- a- kind, mid-century modern ceramic creation of a tall classic footed bottle vase or possible lamp base by master ...
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Mid-20th Century German Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
  • Whimsical  Vase Lamp Teddy Bear Eva Fritz-Lindner
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Machine Age Art Deco Keith Murray Wedgwood Rare Moonstone Skyscraper Lamp Base
By Keith Murray, Wedgwood
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Keith Murray Wedgwood rare moonstone skyscraper lamp base. Wedgewood. Original engine-turned unfitted lamp base by Murray for Wedgwood. Signed with impress...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps from the 1960s in grey NOS new old stock never used and with the original boxes Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glas...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Rare Pair of Bathroom Lamps by Peill Putzler, 1970s, Germany
By Peill & Putzler
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Rare pair of bathroom lamps by Peill Putzler, 1970s, Germany Very elegant and Minimalist wall lamps Lamps are in very good condition. These lamps works with E14 standard lig...
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Vintage 1970s German Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps model 6035 from the 1960s in lime green. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holders for an...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps from the 1960s in grey. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holders for an E15 bulb Lamps...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps from the 1960s in retro brown Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holders for an E14 bulb ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage yellow Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps model 6035 from the 1960s. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holders for an E15 bu...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A pair of vintage orange Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps model 6035 from the 1960s. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holders for an E15 bu...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ifö of Sweden Ceramic Bathroom Lamps with Opaline Shades from the 1960s
By Ifö Electric
Located in Søborg, DK
A set 3 vintage Ifö of Sweden ceramic bathroom lamps model 6035 and 6060 from the 1960s in royal blue. Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Opaline glass shades. Ceramic bulb holder...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Bathroom Wall Lamps, 1930s
Located in Praha, CZ
Fully functional, new cable.
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Early 20th Century Czech Bauhaus Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Porcelain, Glass

  • Bathroom Wall Lamps, 1930s
  • Bathroom Wall Lamps, 1930s
  • Bathroom Wall Lamps, 1930s
  • Bathroom Wall Lamps, 1930s
H 8.27 in. W 3.94 in. D 4.73 in.
Original Josef Hoffmann Dressing Table from 1905 by Jacob & Josef Kohn
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
An extraordinary modern furniture from the best period of his works. He made trendsetting Industrial designs for the bentwood-industrie. This dressing-table is from the "Fledermaus" ...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Vanities

Materials

Bentwood

Ceramic Lamp by Pia Chevalier
By Pia Chevalier
Located in Geneve, CH
Ceramic lamp by Pia Chevalier Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: W 25 x D 25 x 75 cm Pia Chevalier is a French contemporary designer. Independent designer, trained in design and cr...
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2010s French Modern Vases

Materials

Earthenware

  • Ceramic Lamp by Pia Chevalier
  • Ceramic Lamp by Pia Chevalier
  • Ceramic Lamp by Pia Chevalier
  • Ceramic Lamp by Pia Chevalier
H 10.24 in. Dm 13.78 in.
Consolidated Phoenix Art Glass Vase with Pinecone Design
By Phoenix Glass, Consolidated Glass
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1930s vintage art glass vase with pinecone design and matte glaze. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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20th Century American Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

Consolidated Phoenix Art Glass Vase with Berries and Ferns
By Phoenix Glass, Consolidated Glass
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1930s vintage art glass vase with berries and ferns. Glazed. Vintage. Made in the United States. Please note of wear consistent with age.
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20th Century American Art Deco Vases

Materials

Glass

Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkstätte Flower Pots Ensemble
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Group of handcrafted flowerpots, as well available in several sizes MATERIAL Solid punched brass
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2010s Austrian Jugendstil Garniture

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Sufi Lamp
By Paola Paronetto
Located in Porcia, IT
A testament to Paronetto's innovative artistic vision, this SUFI lamp is a simple yet elegant accent. Add a combination of light and life to your project with the SUFI pendants. Thes...
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2010s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

  • Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Sufi Lamp
  • Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Sufi Lamp
  • Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Sufi Lamp
  • Contemporary Ceramic Cartocci Texture Sufi Lamp
H 9.45 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.91 in.
Japanese Bronze Lamp, 19th c.
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an outstanding example of a large Japanese Meiji period bronze vase now mounted as a lamp. The vase is cast with high relief and finely detailed cockerels and flaming pearls....
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Vases

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Bronze, Brass

Original and Documented Jugendstil Dressing Table by Otto Prutscher for Thonet
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Otto Prutscher, Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
An extremely rare dressing table designed by Otto Prutscher and manufactured at Gebrueder Thonet in 1908. Literature: Innendekoration 1917 as well as a very similar model for the Vil...
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Vanities

Materials

Beech

19th Century Indian Oil Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
Three different tall oil lamps with rooster with varying aging and minor details.
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Early 20th Century Indian Garniture

Materials

Brass

19th Century Satsuma Vase or Lamp
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century (Meiji period 1868-1912) Japanese satsuma vase or lamp. Having classical gilded decoration of flowers, birds and scholars. Mounted on a fretted ormol...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

  • 19th Century Satsuma Vase or Lamp
  • 19th Century Satsuma Vase or Lamp
  • 19th Century Satsuma Vase or Lamp
  • 19th Century Satsuma Vase or Lamp
H 16.93 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Schneider, LeVere Francais Cameo Glass Lamp, circa 1920
By Charles Schneider
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A Schneider, LeVere Francais cameo glass lamp, circa 1920, the frosted glass internally mottled with lilac and overlaid in graduating shades of brown and orange. Etched with stylized...
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Vintage 1920s Vases

Materials

Glass

Pair of French Empire Vases as Lamps
Located in Natchez, MS
Pair of French Empire bronze vase on rouge marble plinths with gilt bronze appliqués. Now mounted as lamps.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Vases

Materials

Bronze

Brutalist Organic Glazed Middle Eastern Earthenware Lamp Base 1970s
Located in Melbourne, AU
This large earthenware lamp base is influenced by studies of ancient Middle Eastern pottery. It has a traditional pattern in the glaze to the upper side, in deep green-black. An abso...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Brutalist Vases

Materials

Earthenware

Pair 19th Century Japanese Satsuma Vases / Lamps
By Satsuma
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) Satsuma porcelain vases / lamps. Each with wonderful gilded classical motif decoration, with inset hand painted panels...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Large Wide Based Brutalist Middle Eastern Earthenware Lamp Base, 1970s
Located in Melbourne, AU
Large and wonderfully shaped earthenware lamp is fully wired, tested and tagged safe for use. It’s a coil pot construction in the style of Dan Arbeid. The wide shape and mineral rust...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Brutalist Vases

Materials

Earthenware

Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vases / Lamps
Located in Brighton, Sussex
An impressive pair of late 19th century (Meiji period 1868-1912) Japanese bronze vases / lamps. Each with re-leaf decoration of birds and trees, mythical creatures as handles either...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

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Bronze

  • Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vases / Lamps
  • Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vases / Lamps
  • Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vases / Lamps
  • Pair of Meiji Period Japanese Bronze Vases / Lamps
H 18.12 in. W 11.42 in. D 9.45 in.
Vintage Vase Lamp by Fontana Arte, Italy, 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Roma, IT
Vase-lamp in lacquered metal and brass, satin white glass diffuser made by Fontana Arte, Italian company founded in Milan in 1932 by Luigi Fontana and Giò Ponti. Specializing in g...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Brass, Metal

Bohemian Glass Vase / Lamp, Late 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century Bohemian glass vase / lamp, having a wonderful turquoise ground, with gilded decoration, an inset painted panel depicting a classical maiden wit...
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Antique Late 19th Century Czech Vases

Materials

Glass

Italian Majolica Vase Mounted as Lamp, Cantagalli, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Italian Majolica vase mounted as lamp, Cantagalli, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Vases

Materials

Majolica

Pair of French Empire Vases Now Wired as Lamps
Located in Natchez, MS
Pair of patinated and gilt bronze vases on plinths now wired as lamps.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Vases

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Table Lamps in Murano Glass Signed “Toso”
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pair of table lamps in Murano glass signed “Toso”.
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1990s Italian Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Italian Signed Vintage Hand-Painted Vase or Lamp Base
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Tuscan vintage clay hand-painted vase, signed by the famous Zaccagnini. Perfect as a lamp base. O/5873.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Beaux Arts Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Boucheron Parcel Gilt Silver Vase and Oil Lamp circa 1880
By Fréderic Boucheron
Located in New York, US
Our important parcel-gilt and patinated silver and glass-mounted vase and matching oil lamp were designed by Paul Legrand (1840-1910) and crafted by the silversmith, Charles Glachant...
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Antique 1880s European Greek Revival Vases

Materials

Silver

19th Century Japanese Imari Vase or Lamp
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality 19th century Japanese Imari vase or lamp. Having classical Imari colors of oranges and blues, depicting flowers, motifs, and inset panels of children playing and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Vases

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Chinese Famille Rose Crackleware Vase / Lamp
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very impressive and decorative 19th Century Chinese Famille Rose crackelware vase / lamp. Having classical motif bronzed decoration, leaf and berry handles. Hand painted scenes dep...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Edward Hald, Table Lamp, Blown Glass, Metal, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Orrefors, Edward Hald
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp, design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s. Blown smoked glass, patinated brass, porcelein socket. Stated dimensions ex...
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

Materials

Metal

Bo Fajans, Table Lamp, Beige / Yellow Glazed Ceramic, Sweden, 1930s
By Bo Fajans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. Bo Fajans, Sweden, 1930s. Marked and labeled. Lampshade not included. Stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Height includes socket. Other design...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of 19th Century Rose Medallion Vases / Lamps
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century Chinese Rose medallion vases, each with gilded mythical serpent handles on either side, hand painted inset hand painted panels of exotic birds a...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Vases

Materials

Porcelain

French White Opaline Glass Centerpiece Vase Mounted for Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A French white oplaine centrepiece vase mounted for lamp with gilt decorations on round wood base. Formerly was a lamp. Stock number: G12.
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Antique 19th Century French Vases

Materials

Glass

Bo Fajans, Large Table Lamp, Blue Glazed Ceramic, Sweden, 1930s
By Bo Fajans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large early modernist table lamp. Bo Fajans, Sweden, 1930s. Marked. Features finely glazed earthenware or stoneware, with simple incised decoration. Lampshade not included. Stat...
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Vintage 1930s Swedish Art Deco Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of 19th Century Rose Medallion, Canton Vases / Lamps
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A beautiful pair of 19th century Chinese rose medallion / Cantonese vases, each with wonderful classical motif decorations in yellows, blue backgrounds. Inset hand painted panels of ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Very Large Brutalist Ceramic Lamp Base Style of Dan Arbeid 1970s
Located in Melbourne, AU
Based on ancient Middle Eastern hand-building and glazing technique, this stoneware jar is designed as a floor lamp base, with wiring holes built in. With minimal ingenuity the wirin...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Earthenware

Stoneware Table Lamp by Gunnar Nylund for Rörstrand, Sweden, 1950s
By Gunnar Nylund, Rörstrand
Located in Hägersten, SE
Table lamp designed by Gunnar Nylund. Produced in Sweden by Rörstrand during the 1940s-1950s. Handmade from stoneware with brown "hares fur" glaze. Lamp fitment in brass with origina...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

"Coral Reef" Porcelain Vases or Sculpture or Lamp Bases
By Pols Potten
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Unusual sculpture or vases in the manner of coral reef, very humorous for a sea house. Suitable for bases of lamps also. O/ 6060.
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Late 20th Century Dutch Other Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Floor Lamp Stand German Mid-Century Pottery Art Metallic Brown Glazed
Located in Ettlingen, DE
A stoneware ceramic glazed lamp stand by the Artist Lilo Grinzoff-Assenmacher, Germany, 1960ties. The speckled colors vary from Metallic Beige, Brown to Grey. Has something of a mo...
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20th Century Vases

Materials

Clay

19th C Black Porcelain Neoclassical Vase or Lamp Base with Handles
Located in Troy, MI
Circa 1890s black porcelain neoclassical vase found in England in amphora form with hole in base - probably intended to be a lamp. Colors still vibrant and true - white blur on figur...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Neoclassical Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Steuler Huge Art Deco Stoneware Floor Vase, 1930-1940, Possibly Lamp
By Steuler
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Huge stoneware floor vase by Steuler Industriewerke, Germany, 1930s-1940s. Museal piece that can be used as lamp base. Off-white crackle glazed stoneware vase with black and blue ver...
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Vintage 1940s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of 19th Century Canton Vases as Lamp Bases
Located in London, GB
A pair of nineteenth century Canton vases now mounted as lamps
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century Canton Vases as Lamp Bases
Located in London, GB
A pair of nineteenth century Canton vases decorated throughout with stylised birds, flowers and insects.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Pair English Staffordshire Porcelain Table Lamps Ridgway or Rockingham
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine pair of English Staffordshire Porcelain mantle vases now converted to electric table lamps of medium proportions, Circa 1860. Of traditional bulbous outline ...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Vases

Materials

Ormolu

Edward Hald, Table Lamp, Blown Blue Glass, Metal, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Orrefors, Edward Hald
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp, design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without la...
Category

Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

Materials

Metal

Vicke Lindstrand, Table Lamp, Brass Glazed Stoneware, Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden 1940s
By Upsala Ekeby, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand, for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Sold without lampshade, stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Other designers of...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Vicke Lindstrand, Table Lamp, Brass Glazed Stoneware, Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden 1940s
By Upsala Ekeby, Vicke Lindstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early modernist table lamp. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand, for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, 1940s. Sold without lampshade, stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Other designers of...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Organic Modern Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Crackle-Ware Vases / Lamps
Located in Brighton, Sussex
An impressive pair of 19th century Chinese crackle-ware vases, each with hand painted classical motif and leaf decoration to the necks and bases. Various Chinese vases, jardinières a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Neoclassical Painted Blue Porcelain Lamp Bases with Chariots Scenes
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Neoclassical Painted Blue Porcelain Lamp Bases with Chariots Scenes on Round Gilt Bases Stock Number: L378
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20th Century French Vases

Edward Hald, Table Lamp, Smoked Blown Glass, Metal, Orrefors, Sweden, 1930s
By Orrefors, Edward Hald
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist table lamp, design attributed to Edward Hald. Production attributed to Orrefors, c. 1930s. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. Upon request an...
Category

Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Vases

Materials

Metal

Palace Size Baccarat Opaline Polychrome Baluster Form Vase Drilled to a Lamp
By Baccarat
Located in Milford, NH
A beautiful palace size French Baccarat opaline glass baluster form vase, circa 1880, with fine hand painted genre and foliate panels in white opal crystal with polychrome enamels on...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Vases

Materials

Opaline Glass

German Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp Stand Glazed Ceramics Green Brown
By Lilo Grinzoff- Assenmacher
Located in Ettlingen, DE
A ceramic glazed lamp stand by the pottery Artist Lilo Grinzoff-Assenmacher, Germany 1960ties. The colors vary from black, beige, brown to green. Lilo Grinzoff- Assenmacher (192...
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Clay

Pair of Giltwood Garniture Urns or Vases Mounted as Lamps
Located in Nashville, TN
Probably early 20th century and originally as garniture vases. Pretty water gilding with red bole bleeding and chipping throughout. Probably older touch ups. Lamp wiring can be undo...
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Early 20th Century European Neoclassical Vases

Materials

Gold Leaf

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Bathroom Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the bathroom lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each bathroom lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, porcelain and metal. Find 127 options for an antique or vintage bathroom lamp now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a bathroom lamp — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each bathroom lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Victorian or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one bathroom lamp that is appealing in its simplicity, but Ifö Electric, Consolidated Lamp & Glass Co. and Daum produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Bathroom Lamp?

A bathroom lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,108, while the lowest priced sells for $225 and the highest can go for as much as $169,877.

Finding the Right Vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic.

Like sculptures or paintings, vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.

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