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Mid-century pair Italian ceramic lamp bases.
Located in Pymble, NSW
A highly original pair of Italian ceramic lamp bases depicting an Ancient Egyptian couple, a
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Large Pair of Ceramic Lamp Bases Glazed in Black signed by DaLo
By Dalo
Located in Paris, FR
Large pair of lamp-bases, stoneware glazed in deep black with decoration of faces engraved
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Four Italian Ceramic Table Lamps by Lumi
By Lumi
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
This set of four glazed ceramic lamp bases have bent brass details that end at the sockets and are
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Roger Capron Pair of Ceramic Lamps Vallauris France, 1960s
By Roger Capron
Located in Paris, FR
Roger Capron (1922-2006) Pair of ceramic lamp bases with personnages Manufactured circa 1960
Category

Vintage 1960s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane and Gordon Martz Pair of Ceramic Table Lamps
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
stock” ceramic lamp bases. They are authentic Martz bases that hadn't yet been fitted with lamp
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jean Roger for Paul Jones Modernist Table Lamps
By Paul Jones b.1921
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing group of modernist ceramic lamp bases hand made by Jean Roger.. Sold exclusively at famed
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Two Gerald Thurston Table Lamps for Lightolier, 1960s
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Den Haag, NL
Two beautiful table lamps. Designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier USA, 1960s. Grey ceramic lamp
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Giarusso Owl Shaped Ceramic Table Lamp with Dedar Lamp Shade
By Raphaël Giarrusso
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
known for his medieval characters, his stylized animals reflecting and his ceramic lamp bases, vases and
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Giarusso Earth Tones Ceramic Table Lamp with Dedar Lamp Shade
By Raphaël Giarrusso
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
, his stylized animals reflecting and his ceramic lamp bases, vases and dishes.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Amazing Pair of Thick Lava Glaze Orange Ceramic Lamps with Walnut Finger Bases
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Amazing pair of thick lava glazed ceramic lamps with gorgeous walnut finger bases. These lamps are
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

Tall Green Table Lamp by Raphaël Giarrusso
By Raphaël Giarrusso
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
known for his medieval characters, his stylized animals reflecting and his ceramic lamp bases, vases and
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Spanish Yellow Ceramic Lamps with Gilt Bases
Located in Buchanan, NY
This delightful pair of Spanish ceramic lamps, originating from the 1940s, bring the classic allure
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Art Deco Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Giltwood

Ceramic Incised Lamps with Gold Bases, USA, 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful hand incised glazed ceramic lamps, 1960s, USA.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Vintage Modern Ceramic Table Lamps on Square Lucite Bases, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Modern Ceramic Table Lamps on Square Lucite Bases Offered for sale is a vintage pair of
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wire

Postmodern Tan Ceramic Table Lamps on Wood Bases - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing pair of postmodern table lamps. Each feature a tan body tessellated with circles.
Category

1990s Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

James Mont Style Table Lamps Ceramic Heads on Marble Bases
By James Mont
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of table lamps in the style of James Mont. These style lamps were popular in the 1950s. This
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Marbro Ceramic Flower Motif Monumental Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Lomita, CA
Marbro enamel glazed ceramic lamp from the Los Angeles factory circa the 1960s. The mix of austere color
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair Rembrandt Lamp Co. "Flying Fish" Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps, circa 1950
By Rembrandt Lamp Company
Located in Bainbridge, NY
bases. 24.25 to top of Socket. 17.5H to top of Ceramic. Gray lamp shades shown for display only and not
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Black Ceramic Lamps with Chrome and Lucite Bases
Located in Wichita, KS
A pair of stunning Mid-Century Modern shiny black glazed ceramic table lamps with chrome plate
Category

Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair Mid Century Lotus Motive Ceramic Pottery & Turned Walnut Bases Table Lamps
By Gordon & Jane Martz, Gerald Thurston
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Mid Century Lotus Motive Ceramic Pottery & Turned Walnut Bases Table Lamps MINT!
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Pair of 1960s Hand Painted Ceramic Peacock Table Lamps On Brass Bases
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1960s hand painted ceramic peacock table lamps on brass bases.
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

1970s Ceramic Table Lamps by Marbro, Pair
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in New York, NY
These lamps were produced by the Marbro Lamp Company. Their design includes a ceramic jar body with
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of American Ceramic Orange Lava Glazed Table Lamps on Wood Bases
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Mid-Century American ceramic table lamps in tapered ovoid form, fired in a textured orange
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Midcentury American Ceramic "Earth Glaze" Table Lamps on Wood Bases
Located in New York, NY
PAIR of Mid-Century American ceramic table lamps in tapered ovoid ribbed form with flattened
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of 1970s Brown Ceramic Ball Shaped Lamps on Brass Bases by Laurel
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of 1970s ceramic ball shaped lamps on brass bases. Made by Laurel. Super chic.
Category

Vintage 1970s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Ceramic Hand Painted and Sculpted Table Lamps With Brass Bases - a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing pair of vintage ceramic table lamps with brass brasses and tops. Each features a hand
Category

Vintage 1950s Chinoiserie Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

English Large Ceramic Table Lamps with Art Glaze and Hand Turned Wood Bases
By Bernard Rooke Studio
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning huge pair of Brutalist English Ceramic table lamps with super thick hand applied
Category

Vintage 1970s British Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Giltwood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Black Glazed Ceramic Lamps w/ Chrome Bases
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamps were realized in the United States, circa
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Post Modern off White Ivory Ceramic Lamps on Lucite Bases, circa 1985
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Elegant pair of Post Modern ceramic lamps with channeled details set atop lucite bases. A great
Category

Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Vintage Marbro Lamp Co. Monumental Ceramic Gold Gilt Table Lamps, Pair
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Southampton, NJ
ENORMOUS pair of vintage lamps by The Marbro Lamp Company. Marvelous dark Salmon and GOLD painted
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Modernist Ceramic Urn Lamps in White Glaze with Lucite Bases, c. 1960's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lamps with stylized urn design in white ceramic. The lamps feature
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Modern 1950s Ceramic & Iron Table Lamps with Original Shades
By Majestic Lamp Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Sculptural organic styled ceramic lamps with original shades in excellent vintage
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair Ginger Jar Form Table Lamps On Patinated Bases
Located in New York, NY
Pair ginger jar form table lamps on patinated bases. Rewired, ready to use. 24" to top socket x 7.5
Category

Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Large Ceramic Art Pottery Bases Decorative Caramel Glaze
By Gordon Martz
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern large ceramic vase shape glazed table lamps.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Ceramic Lamps
Located in Dallas, TX
A very nice pair of ceramic lamps with Lucite bases, matching finial and silk shades.
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Lucite

Pair of Ceramic Lamps
Pair of Ceramic Lamps
H 28.5 in Dm 10.5 in
Vintage Pair of Blue Pottery Lamps on Black Plinth Bases
Located in New York, NY
Vintage pair of blue pottery lamps on black plinth bases. Measures: Height: 38" (to finial
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Large Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950's Italian ceramic lamps with iron bases. Measurements: Height of body: 25.5
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Iron

Pair of Large Ceramic Lamps
Pair of Large Ceramic Lamps
H 25.5 in Dm 12.75 in
Pair of Italian Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950’s Italian ceramic lamps with wooden bases. Measurements: Height of body: 17
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Blue Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French circa 1950's ceramic table lamps with silver bases. Measurements: Height of body
Category

Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Blue Ceramic Lamps
Pair of Blue Ceramic Lamps
H 15 in Dm 7.25 in
Turquoise Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1940s French turquoise glazed ceramic lamps with silvered bases. Measurements
Category

Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Midcentury Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1970's Italian ceramic table lamps with gilt bases. Measurements: Height of body: 10
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair Napoleon III Period Glazed Faience Table Lamps with Bronze Bases
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair Napoleon III Period Glazed Faience table lamps with Bronze Bases will make a timeless style
Category

Antique 1870s French Napoleon III Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960's Italian white ceramic table lamps with nickel bases. Measurements: Height of body
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
glaze. Lamps sit on aged bronze bases and feature double pull chain sockets. 75W max each socket.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
H 31 in W 13 in D 13 in
Pair of Pistachio Green Ceramic Lamps
Located in Houston, TX
The maker of these lamps are unknown. This pair of pistachio green ceramic lamps with shades and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Lucite

Pair of Pistachio Green Ceramic Lamps
Pair of Pistachio Green Ceramic Lamps
H 31.5 in W 10 in D 10 in
Pair of Organic Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of organic ceramic table lamps on black wood bases.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Organic Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Large Vase Onion Shape Art Pottery Bases Table Lamps
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern art pottery table lamps.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Terracotta, Pottery, Ceramic

Modernist Sea Foam Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Modern ceramic lamps featuring a mottled blue/green glaze resting on aged
Category

Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian Textured Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian circa 1950's green texture-glazed ceramic lamps with wooden bases. Measurements
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Green Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Chinese glazed ceramic vase lamps. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, each lamp boasts intricate
Category

20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Wood

Gerald Thurston Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamps
By Gerald Thurston, Lightolier
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of ceramic table lamps, designed by Gerald Thurston for Lightolier. Executed in a minimal
Category

Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1950's Italian glazed ceramic table lamps with wooden bases. Measurements: Height of
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

West German Froth Glazed Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of West German volcanic glazed ceramic lamps on aged bronze bases. Rewired for use in USA
Category

20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Large Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
A pair of large circa 1950's French brown-glazed ceramic table lamps with silver leafed bases
Category

Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Bernard Rooke Ceramic Lamps
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of ceramic lamps by Bernard Rooke. Lamps have been professionally rewired with new black wood
Category

Vintage 1970s English Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Midcentury Italian Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960's Italian glazed porcelain lamps gilt bases. Measurements: Height of body: 15" Height
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Blue, Green, Black Ceramic Lamps
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Mid century hand built ceramic lamps featuring blue, green and black matte glaze. Lamps rest on
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Hardwood

Chapman Buckle, Strap Brown Ceramic Lamps
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite pair of Gucci inspired brown glazed ceramic lamps with ginger jar shaped bodies with
Category

20th Century American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Black Ribbed Ceramic Table Lamps, Pair
Located in Bradenton, FL
A pair of black ceramic table lamps. Ribbed baluster vases rest on brass bases raised on cabriole
Category

Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large-Scale Pierced Ceramic Chinoiserie Lamps
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Awesome chinoiserie ceramic lamps glazed in a graphite and rubbed with silver on silver leafed wood
Category

Vintage 1940s American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Silk

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Ceramic Lamp Bases For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of ceramic lamp bases available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct ceramic lamp bases — often made from ceramic, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 78 antique and vintage ceramic lamp bases at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 7 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Ceramic lamp bases have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency and Art Deco ceramic lamp bases are consistently popular styles. Large ceramic lamp bases can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller ceramic lamp bases available at 1stDibs — each spanning 6 inches in width — may make for a better choice. There have been many well-made ceramic lamp bases over the years, but those made by Dalo, Alvino Bagni and Gerald Thurston are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Ceramic Lamp Bases?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,733, while they’re typically $400 on the low end and $14,086 highest priced.

Finding the Right Table Lamps for You

Well-crafted antique and vintage table lamps do more than provide light; the right fixture-and-table combination can add a focal point or creative element to any interior.

Proper table lamps have long been used for lighting our most intimate spaces. Perfect for lighting your nightstand or reading nook, table lamps play an integral role in styling an inviting room. 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 affiliated with Art Deco, which originated 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 vintage Art Deco table lamps provide an air of luxury and sophistication that never goes out of style.

After launching in 1934, Anglepoise lamps soon became a favorite among modernist architects and designers, who interpreted the fixture as “a machine for lighting,” just as Le Corbusier had reimagined the house as “a machine for living in.” The popular task light owed to a collaboration between a vehicle-suspension engineer by the name of George Carwardine and a West Midlands springs manufacturer, Herbert Terry & Sons

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 for your living room, 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 classic antique Tiffany table lamp, a Murano glass table lamp or even a bold avant-garde fixture custom-made by a contemporary design firm, the right table lamp can completely transform a room. Find the right one for you on 1stDibs.

Questions About Ceramic Lamp Bases
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A lamp base is the lighting element of the lamp which attaches to the lamp body. They are traditionally made up of nickel-plated brass.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The base of a lamp is usually just called the lamp base. Manufacturers and artisans produce lamp bases out of a wide range of materials, including metal, wood, glass and pottery. Find a selection of antique and vintage lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, ceramic table lamps can be painted. In fact, many lamps come with hand-painted finishes. If you choose to paint a lamp yourself, you may need two or more coats of paint to get the results you desire. You'll find a collection of ceramic table lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To paint a ceramic lamp, most experts recommend using an acrylic paint that’s specially formulated for ceramics. However, other paints can work. Consult the paint brand’s website for more information about suitable surfaces. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and modern ceramic lamps from some of the world’s top sellers.

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