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Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp with Original Shade by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage hand painted ceramic table Lamp with original shade by Marbro, circa 1970 Measures: 11" diameter at the body x 9" diameter at the base 19" high to the top of the cerami...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Single Hand Painted Ceramic Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A single circa 1920's Italian hand-painted copper-glazed two-handled ceramic table lamp with foliage and bird motif. Measurements: Height of body: 11" Height to shade rest: 18" Widt...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Lamp with 4 Hands in Ceramic, Italy
By Marco Segantin
Located in Quinto di Treviso, Treviso
The “Andy” ceramic collection VG presents a collection of Classic sculptures which revisits the techniques of Pop Art. The original work is taken apart; a few details are then remove...
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2010s Italian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

  • Lamp with 4 Hands in Ceramic, Italy
  • Lamp with 4 Hands in Ceramic, Italy
  • Lamp with 4 Hands in Ceramic, Italy
  • Lamp with 4 Hands in Ceramic, Italy
H 74.81 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Hand Thrown Glazed Ceramic Lamp
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Wonderful thrown ceramic lamp with blues and earth tones.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Marbro Parcel-Gilt Ceramic Vase Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large parcel-gilt ceramic vase table lamp made by Marbro. Features a large ceramic vase with a pierced body decorated with a floral motif on each side. Accented with gilt on the neck...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Hand Painted Oriental Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Decorative vintage Chinese table lamp made of ceramic, hand painted with colorful geometric and floral motifs all around on black background. One 150/watt maximum light, mounted on e...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Faience Table Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Large Italian ceramic lidded urn table lamp by Marbro Lamp Co. featuring a faience hand-painted body with Indigo blue flowers and foliage. Supported by a turned ceramic plinth and eq...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

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

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large single circa 1960s Italian glazed and hand painted ceramic table lamp. Measurements: Height of body 19" Diameter 12".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Hand-Painted Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1960s Italian hand painted ceramic table lamps. Measurements: Height of body: 14" Diameter: 11".
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Tall Vintage Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Vintage hand painted ceramic table lamp with linen drum shade Hand painted ginger jar shape depicting birds, flowers and garlands, polished brass fittings. Black wooden base. No la...
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1990s Asian Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

French 1960s Hand Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A high gloss black ceramic French table lamp in the form of two hands holding a white glass globe shade. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

  • French 1960s Hand Ceramic Table Lamp
  • French 1960s Hand Ceramic Table Lamp
  • French 1960s Hand Ceramic Table Lamp
  • French 1960s Hand Ceramic Table Lamp
H 10 in. W 7 in. D 6 in.
Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French white enameled ceramic lamps with linen shape, handmade by EF STUDIO, Paris. Brass structure. Very decorative freeform. Measures: Height 14.57 in. (37 cm) Width 9.85 in. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
H 14.57 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French white enameled ceramic lamps with linen shape, handmade by EF STUDIO, Paris. Brass structure. Very decorative freeform. Measures: Height 14.57 in. (37 cm) Width 9.85 in. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand-Built Ceramic Lamps
H 14.57 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of Large Contemporary Hand-Thrown Ceramic Lamps
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A large and impressive pair of hand-thrown ceramic single gourd lamps in a horizontal stria charcoal gray glaze mounted on square Lucite bases.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

French 1960s Ceramic Hand Table Wall Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A great artistic pair of black and white ceramic hand Lights with white glass globe shades. They can be used as table or wall lights. Newly rewired. 100 watt candelabra socket.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Glass

Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp with Roses
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Beautiful Italian table lamp with hand painted roses - O/2626.
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Late 20th Century Italian Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Nico Lamp, Sculptural Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nico is a hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The handmade ceramic globes and th...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Hand Painted Single Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s French hand painted and glazed ceramic table lamp in blue and amethyst tones with nickel-plated base. Measurements: Height of body 13.5"  Diameter 9"
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain

Italian Large Hand Painted Ceramic Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-284 Italian hand painted 2 sided ceramic lamp on wood base. One side with figurative painting the other a village scene Height to top of socket 26".
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Weaved Wool Shade
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Beautiful and delicate table lamp made of a ceramic free shaped foot and a rectangle handwoven wool shade. Signature debossed under the foot.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wool

  • Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Weaved Wool Shade
  • Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Weaved Wool Shade
  • Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Weaved Wool Shade
  • Ceramic Table Lamp with Hand Weaved Wool Shade
H 16.93 in. W 8.67 in. D 8.67 in.
Mid-century Modern Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Weesp, NL
Hand painted Italian mid century modern ceramic table lamp. A great piece for the eclectic ambiance. Made in Italy in the 1960's and after more than 55 years still in perfect conditi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

French Mid Century 1960s Ceramic Hand Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful French Mid Century 1960s high gloss white ceramic lamp composed of two hands holding a white glass globe shade. Newly rewired.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

20th Century Vintage Italian Hand Painting Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp vintage Italian manufacture. Beautiful floral hand painted decoration. This lamp is a true work of art.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Dramatic Pair of Hand Painted Asian Lamps by Marbro, circa 1960
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lamps are shipped as photographed and described, complete with new shades, harps and finials. Completely installation ready. A stellar pair of Asian style lamps ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Jade, Brass

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp, Ivory White, Medium
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand collection, the Oo lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
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2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp - Skin Tone #1, Large
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand Collection, the Oo Lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
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2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp Terra Cotta - Medium
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand Collection, the Oo Lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
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2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Contemporary Hand-built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp - Skin Tone #1, Medium
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand Collection, the Oo Lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
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2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Neco, Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rico's Cousin Neco is a contemporary hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The han...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Rico, Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mico’s Cousin Rico is a contemporary hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The han...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Mico, Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte White
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nico's Cousin Mico is a contemporary hand-built sculptural ceramic table lamp that inspires the joy of working with hands through unpacking, assembling and balancing weights. The han...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-built Ceramic Dome Table Lamp in Matte Pink
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lemon is a mushroom-shaped hand-built contemporary sculptural ceramic table lamp whose cutouts add character and project multiple round spots of light, while concealing the light sou...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century Hand-Crafted Artistic Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful multi-color artistic handmade and hand-painted table lamp. Stunning piece, one-of-a-kind. The upper details are made of brass with dark patina from the past years. The heav...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Vintage Ceramic Metallic Silver Glaze Ball Lamps by Marbro, circa 1970
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of vintage ceramic metallic silver glaze ball lamps by Marbro circa 1970 Gorgeous lamps with metallic silver spots. The black shades are included in "as is" condition. The...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Floral Hand Painted Ceramic Colorful Asian Table Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1960s Floral hand painted ceramic colorful Asian table lamp.
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Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Post War Hand Painted Asian Floral Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Asian hand painted floral ceramic table lamp on a metal base. Measures 4.5" width x 4.5" depth x 17" tall.
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Antique 19th Century American Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Ooo Lamp, Skin Tone #1, 3 Arms
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand collection, the Ooo lamps debuted at the international contemporary furniture fair in 2018, where best new emerging designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. ...
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2010s American Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

Pair of Hand-Coiled Gilded Ceramic Flat Back Lamps
By Andrea Koeppel
Located in New York, NY
Pair of hand- coiled gilded ceramic flat back lamps by Andrea Koeppel. Available custom/by commission, measurements include custom lampshades. Models of understated luxury, Koeppe...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Painted Multicolored Stripe Ceramic Table Lamp by Stiffel
By Stiffel
Located in New York, NY
A table lamp comprising a ceramic body in a bullet form with pierced circles and hand-painted in multicolored stripes on a chocolate brown ground in a high-gloss finish all resting o...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg Studio Hand, Large Ceramic Lamp, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) for Gustavsberg Studio Hand. Large ceramic lamp. 1960s. Beautiful glaze in brown shades. Measures: 37 x 12 cm. incl. socket. In very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Hand Thrown Spiral Fluted Ceramic Table Lamps
By Design Technics
Located in New York, NY
A pair of table lamps comprising attenuated bottle form bodies with a spiral fluted design and an terra cotta colored glaze resting on wood bases. After Design Technics. American, ci...
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Vintage 1960s American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Sascha Brastoff Pair of Hand Painted Ceramic Lamps, circa 1960
By Sascha Brastoff
Located in San Francisco, CA
Sascha Brastoff (1917–1993) Pair of extraordinary hand painted glazed ceramic lamps, circa 1960. Beautiful matching pair of highly decorated horses with metallic highlights. Th...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Raymor Italian Hand Glazed Colorful Abstract Ceramic Table Lamp
By Raymor
Located in Chicago, IL
Colorful Italian hand thrown and glazed bottle form table lamp by Raymor. Beautifully and vibrantly colored in turquoise, saffron yellow, and persimmon orange over earthen tones. Sig...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Italian Huge Craftsmanship Ceramic Batignani Lamp with Hand Painted Palm Leaves
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Colorful and exotic artisanal hand painted ceramic lamp portraiting palm leaves on a black background. This lamp is entirely hand painted by the ceramists of the artisan company "Ce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Hand Painted Ceramic Italian Table Lamp, circa 1960
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A very rare Italian table lamp made in the 1960s. It's decorated with bottle and jugs. Signed on the bottom Academia Italy, a very small Venetian factory active from the 1940s-1960s....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp, Dark Green 'painted', Large
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand collection, the Oo lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
Category

2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Hand-Built Ceramic Base Oo Lamp, Dark Green 'Painted', Medium
By Eny Lee Parker
Located in Queens, NY
As part of the First Hand collection, the Oo lamps debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Best New Emerging Designer was awarded to Eny Lee Parker. T...
Category

2010s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Pair of Important Hand Modeled Ceramic Lamps by Zaccagnini
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of important hand modeled ceramic lamps by Zaccagnini (circa 1960 signed with an underglaze U superimposed on a Z and enclosed in a circle, "Made in Italy" and "M2") and retaini...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Paper

Ceramic Craftsmen Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful large scale ceramic lamp by Bob Kinzie for Affiliated Craftsmen or possible David Cressey. The lamp has been rewired. The shade can be included but is stained. Please let...
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20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Ceramic Craftsmen Lamp
  • Ceramic Craftsmen Lamp
  • Ceramic Craftsmen Lamp
  • Ceramic Craftsmen Lamp
H 34 in. Dm 14 in.
Sculptural Hand-Built Three-Legged Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte Earth Tone
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cinnamon is a three-legged hand-built ceramic table lamp in a matte earth tone finish whose legs and socket cover are integrated into the main body making one seamless sculptural cer...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Contemporary Sculptural Hand-Built Ceramic Dome Table Lamp in Light Earth Tone
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Persimmon is a mushroom-shaped hand-built ceramic table lamp whose plinth base and socket cover are integrated into the main body making one seamless sculptural ceramic shell. The cu...
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2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Sculptural Hand-Built Three-Legged Ceramic Table Lamp in Matte Earth Tone
By Yuko Nishikawa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cardamom is a three-legged hand-built ceramic table lamp in a matte earth tone finish whose legs and socket cover are integrated into the main body making one seamless sculptural cer...
Category

2010s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

1960s Hand Painted Ceramic Base Floor Lamp by Rigmor Nielsen
By Soholm Pottery, Rigmor Nielsen, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Floor lamp Rigmor Nielsen, brass stem, ceramic base, brass stem, Denmark, 1960s. Lovely floor lamp created by Rigmor Nielsen in the 1960s. The tapered, hand painted ceramic base f...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Hand-Coiled and Gilded Ceramic Football Lamp by Andrea Koeppel
By Andrea Koeppel
Located in New York, NY
Hand-Coiled ceramic 'Football' lamp with oxide and gilt by Andrea Koeppel. Signed on bottom. Custom-made shade. Models of understated luxury, Koeppel’s gilt lamps are made in the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Spectacular Restored Pair of Hand-Painted Italian Lamps by Marbro, circa 1955
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lamps are shipped as photographed and described in the narrative. They have undergone meticulous professional restoration and are shipped complete with the new shad...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Alvino Bagni Hand Painted "Dot" Drip Glaze Ceramic Lamp, 1950s
By Alvino Bagni
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian modern Alvino Bagni textured bright earthen drip glazed ceramic bedside lamp. Featuring a three dimensional handcrafted squat body with raised button accents. With speckled a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Painted Swedish Modern Floral Ceramic Alingsås Table Lamp, 1950s
By Alingsås Keramik
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hand-sculpted and hand decorated multicolored floral glaze Swedish Mid-Century Modern stoneware table lamp by Swedish Alingsås in the 1950s. Large rose, pink and rosewood colored flo...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Aldo Londi Colorful Hand Painted "Patchwork" Ceramic Table Lamp, 1960s
By Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Aldo Londi for Bitossi multicolored checkerboard glazed ceramic table lamp. Featuring a reflective glazed white column with hand painted repeated square pattern in greens, gold red a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Tall Marcello Fantoni Colorful Hand Painted "Harlequin" Ceramic Table Lamp
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Marcello Fantoni bright glazed ceramic Masquerade Table Lamp, circa 1950. Featuring a reflective white background and hand painted textured ribboned, masked, dancing, harlequins in g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

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Ceramic Hand Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the ceramic hand lamp you’re looking for. A ceramic hand lamp — often made from ceramic, metal and brass — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a ceramic hand lamp, we have 286 options in-stock, while there are 184 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a ceramic hand lamp — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right ceramic hand lamp, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Art Nouveau styles are of considerable interest. Sigma L2, Dumais Made and Yuko Nishikawa each produced at least one beautiful ceramic hand lamp that is worth considering.

How Much are Ceramic Hand Lamp?

The average selling price for a ceramic hand lamp at 1stDibs is $1,953, while they’re typically $45 on the low end and $33,530 for the 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 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.