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Chinoiserie Porcelain Gilt Floral Ginger Jar Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Monumental
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous and monumental gilt hand painted floral Porcelain chinoiserie ginger jar wired as lamp. Lovely scale and proportions. Genius use of color.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Chapman Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamps
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of ginger jar shaped, hand painted floral porcelain lamps on heavy brass bases with adjustable double pull chain sockets. Rewired for use in the USA. Shades not included.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

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H 32 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Midcentury Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp with Hand Embroidered Linen Shade
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Vintage hand painted porcelain and metal table lamp with beautiful hand embroidered linen lamp shade, Portugal, 1930s. The lamp has been rewired: One E27 light bulb socket. Total h...
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Mid-20th Century Portuguese Art Nouveau Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of Rose Medallion Lamps, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality pair of Chinese 19th century canton or rose medallion lidded vases converted to oil lamps. Each having French, 19th century gilded ormolu mounts and bases.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Pair of Asian Inspired Polychrome Porcelain Table Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Striking pair of porcelain chinoiserie vase form polychrome table lamps, circa 1950s-1960s. These Hollywood Regency style lamps are mounted on carved ebonized wooden bases and wired ...
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Vintage 1960s Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Hand Painted Lamps
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair of Chinese Famille rose garden scene "Round Jars" lamps with new shades very colorful.
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Antique 1870s Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
By Dresden Porcelain
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Dresden hand painted porcelain table lamp. It is long and urn shaped. It has a white background with gilt fluted details that form scrolls at the top. The lamp is embellish...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
  • Dresden Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
H 33.50 in. W 12 in. D 8.50 in.
19th Century French Hand-Painted and Gilt Porcelain Lamp
Located in London, GB
A beautiful French porcelain lamp with hand-painted scenes and delicate gilt decoration, dating from 1850. The lamp features a pair of oval panels, one with a hand-painted classica...
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Antique 1850s French Porcelain

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Porcelain

Marbro Hand-Painted Parcel-Gilt White Porcelain Table Lamp
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-painted 50" tall gold leaf cherry blossoms on white ceramic chinoiserie table lamp by Marbro. Cast brass Ming style base, brushed brass stem and Dual socket illumination with br...
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

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Brass, Gold Leaf

Pair of Paris Porcelain Blue and White Hand Painted Baluster-Form Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
Each lamp decorated with meandering branchwork and cherry blossoms; underside with under-glaze blue stamp 'Porcelaine de Paris, france, fondee en 1773'.
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Vintage 1960s French Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century French Imari Hand Painted Porcelain and Bronze Table Lamps
By Imari Porcelain
Located in Dallas, TX
Add the perfect amount of chinoiserie into your home with this decorative pair of antique lamps. Created in France circa 1920, and round in shape each porcelain lamp rests on a bronz...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A hand painted chines porcelain lamps with an imperial yellow background. The white porcelain with cartouches of aristocratic women in a floral background with intricately detailed a...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Brass

Antique Hand Painted Chinese Porcelain Lamp
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large antique Chinese Porcelain blue and white temple jar as a lamp. Mounted on an Asian wood stand. 25 inches tall to the top of the socket, would be about 32 inches with an appropr...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Hand Painted Asian Porcelain Lamps
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Beautiful Hand Painted Asian Porcelain Lamps w/ Carved Wood Bases.
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

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  • Hand Painted Asian Porcelain Lamps
H 35 in. W 8.50 in. D 8.50 in.
Elegant Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional hand-painted porcelain table lamp with flowers, medallions and geometric decoration with brass base and custom fittings, China, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of hand painted French porcelain lamps with gilt bases. The urn form with gilt rams head handles. These are a diminutive size, 20.5 inches tall to the top of a shade. These sh...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
  • Pair of French Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps
H 16.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Vintage Hand Painted Chinese Porcelain Lamp, c.1970
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage hand painted Chinese porcelain lamp c.1970 Measures: 6" square at the base x 8" square at the body 18" high to the top of the porcelain x 22" high to the socket x 35" ...
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Mid-20th Century American Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Hand-Painted French Porcelain Chinoiserie Table Lamp
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-painted asian inspired table lamp. Porcelain body made in Paris France, hand-painted by J Poncet, brass base and brass double socket cluster with drop chain switch pulls. Sold s...
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Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

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Brass

Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
Chinese hand painted porcelain vase that electrified as a table lamp in France with bronze mounting. Fitted with silk lampshade. Measurement include the shade.
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Table Lamps

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Bronze

Midcentury Porcelain Hand Painted Table Lamp with Gilt Painted Fish
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury porcelain hand painted table lamp with gilt painted fish. Dimensions: 25.5” height to socket x 9” diameter, height with harp 33.5”. Custom made shade for the lamp.
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Mid-20th Century European Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Porcelain de Paris Hand Painted Flower Bird Lamp
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in Antwerp, BE
Table lamp in porcelain decorated with colorful flowers and a bird. Underside with under-glaze blue stamp 'Porcelaine de Paris, France, fondee en 1773'. Shades shown are for demo...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Hand painted Porcelain Table Lamp, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A 1970's pair of hand painted porcelain lamps in a shape of urns featuring a multi-colored geometrical motif design and raised on a wooden base. The lamps comes with Boho chic style ...
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20th Century American Bohemian Table Lamps

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Metal

Studio Made French Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Studio made sage green porcelain table lamp with hand-painted blue flowers, on a gilded base, French, 1950s. Measures: Shade diameter: 14 inches.
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood, Giltwood, Paint

19th Century Hand Painted Porcelain Urn Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century hand painted porcelain urn table lamp 6" diameter x 14" high to the top of the porcelain 20" high to the socket x 27" high to the finial Wired and ready to illu...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Exquisite Pair of Hand Painted Porcelain Neoclassical Urn Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A pair of late 19th century neoclassical urns now as lamps. The beautifully decorated Paris porcelain with bucolic scenes on the main body with female sphinx porcelain bisque handles...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Manufattura Porcellane Artistiche, Hand Painted Italian Porcelain Table Lamp
By Manifattura Artistica Porcellane
Located in Schagen, NL
This absolute stunning and hand painted piece, was manufactured in Italy. The beautifully matched shade, comes from an old mansion in Paris and fits in an unusual way. The shade need...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Vintage Japanese Hand Painted Fine Porcelain Lamps, c. 1970s
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Japanese porcelain lamps with white crackle glaze finish. Lamps have elegant urn forms with hand painted leaves in alternating hues of pink and grey, and o...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Gold

Pair Hand Painted Porcelain Lamps, Gilt Bronze Mounts
Located in Woodbury, CT
A BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN VASES, NOW MOUNTED AS LAMPS WITH GILT BRONZE TOP AND BASE. HANDPAINTED SCENIC VIEWS OF CASTLES, GILT HIGHLIGHTS TO HANDLES
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Antique 19th Century Table Lamps

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Ormolu

Elegant Hand Gilt and Painted Porcelain Lamp by Royal Worcester
By Royal Worcester
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Magnificent hand gilt and enameled porcelain vase by Royal Worcester, circa 1870-80. The raised gilt and decorated surface with a coral background with gilt bronze and gold tones wit...
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Antique 1870s English Aesthetic Movement Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Large Japanese Etched Hand Painted Blue Black Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Vancouver, CA
Large Japanese porcelain table lamp, hand painted and hand-glazed on a large globular body in black, navy, royal and light blue with deep etching to create a striking modern design. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Signed Hand-Painted Chinese Porcelain Table Lamp with Original Shade
Located in Miami, FL
Antique Chinese porcelain table lamp hand-painted, which displays people in their daily life. Brass shaft and double socketed. Comes with the original shade and has a light switch....
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20th Century Asian Chinese Chippendale Table Lamps

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Brass

Hand Painted "Swans" Porcelain Table Lamp by Chapman Manufacturing Company
By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Located in San Diego, CA
Super unique and rare hand painted "Swans" porcelain table lamp by Chapman Manufacturing Company, circa 1983. The lamp is in very good vintage condition and measures 10" W x 7.5" D x...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Single Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's antique Japanese porcelain vase with hand painted bird motif mounted as table lamp. Measurements: Height of body: 14.5" Diameter: 6"
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Vintage 1930s Japanese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

French Porcelain Lamp with Lovely Hand Painted Floral Bouquets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming and very decorative French 19th century porcelain vase mounted into a lamp. The lamp has lovely hand-painted floral bouquets on all sides bordered by gilt foliage and bord...
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Antique 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

A Pair Of Floral Porcelain Hand Painted Ginger Jar Lamps
By Frederick Cooper
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of porcelain hand-painted ginger jar lamps. The pair of lamps are an off-white color with a golden top as well as base, and have a beautiful floral print throughout. It requires...
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20th Century Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Vintage Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamp with Various Motifs from China, 1970s
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Chinese tall lamp with hand-painted designs on porcelain. This lamp adopts a classic Chinese vase shape. The lamp is covered by adornments such as golden foliages and blue,...
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20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Vintage Chinese Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamp with Characters from the 1970s
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese 1970s vintage porcelain lamp with hand-painted characters. This tall lamp displays three sections. The middle section is cylindrical with a hand-painted Chinese palace scen...
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20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Massive Antique Porcelain Vase Table Lamp with Hand Painted Floral Decoration
Located in London, GB
An impressive, very decorative porcelain vase, now mounted as table lamp, gilded and polychrome-decorated with flowers, on a water-gilded base, Continental, late 19th century. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Art Deco Hand Painted Biscuit Porcelain Table Lamp with Children Figures
Located in Barcelona, ES
A lovely hand painted biscuit porcelain table lamp with children figures wearing a fruit basket with feathers silk shade. England, 1930s. The column holding the lamp has a beautiful ...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Table Lamps

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Gold Leaf

Herend Hungary Porcelain "Fortuna Green pattern" Table Lamp
By Herend
Located in Delft, NL
Herend Hungary porcelain "Fortuna Green pattern" table lamp #2124 impressed on bottom in the porcelain, under wooden base Measurements: 61 cm high including the shade and 39.5...
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20th Century Hungarian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain and Gilt Decorated Pheonix Motif Lamps
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Pair Chinese hand painted porcelain and gilt decorated pheonix motif lamps. Two large, heavy polychrome Chinese vases with auspicious decorations of Phoenixes encircling peonies a...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

French Porcelain Signed Table Lamp with Hand Painted Decoration, 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Porcelain table lamps France Signed Inspired by an old technique of French ceramics, this elegant table lamp is bright and Handmade with hand-painted decoration. In Good cond...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Revival Table Lamps

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Ceramic

French Chinoiserie Style Gilt Bronze and Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Barntrup, DE
This amazing and large late 19th-century oil lamp mounted on a gilt bronze base and fitted with bronze cap and handles, features a cobalt blue and hand-painted porcelain body with Ch...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Bronze

Herend Hungary Porcelain "Chinese Bouquet Apponyi Green" Table Lamp
By Herend
Located in Delft, NL
Herend Hungary porcelain "Chinese Bouquet Apponyi Green" table lamp Porcelain lamp with openwork foot #6738/AV Measurements: 52 cm high and 35 cm diagonal including shade ...
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20th Century Hungarian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Table Lamp in Hand-Painted Porcelain with Floral Motifs, 1920s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen table lamp in hand-painted porcelain with floral motifs, 1920s. Measures: 23.5 x 13 cm (ex socket). In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Italian hand painted and glazed porcelain lamp with oversized blue flowers on a burnt orange background, circa 1960s. Measurements: Height of body: 18.75" Diameter : 11"
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Porcelain

  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
  • Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp
H 18.75 in. Dm 11 in.
Pair of Antique French Sevres Style Hand-Painted Porcelain Pink Table Lamps
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This pair of hand-painted porcelain table lamps are unsigned, but presumed to have originated from France and dating to approximately 1880 and done in a Sevres style. The table lamps...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Midcentury Meissen Style Hand Painted Porcelain and 22-Karat Gold Table Lamp
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century Meissen style hand painted porcelain and 22-karat gold "Courting Couple" table Lamp. Includes the original accompanying porcelain bell shaped and pierced lampshade. ...
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

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Gold

19th Century French Hand-Painted Porcelain Oil Lamp on a Bronze Base
Located in Sofia, BG
French hand-painted porcelain oil lamp standing on a bronze base,  France, circa 1870.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Pair of Sèvres Porcelain Hand-Painted Female Nude Table Lamps
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Sèvres Porcelain hand-painted table lamps with two part brass and umber velvet base. The hand-painted and glazed bodies of the table lamps are a female nude on a heathered ci...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large Pair of Hand Painted Chinese Porcelain Temple Jars Now as Lamps
Located in Lambertville, NJ
1920s large hand painted Chinese porcelain temple jars mounted as table lamps Beautiful pair of Chinese Jars hand painted with amazing colors and detail with many figures, a drag...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Table Lamps

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Porcelain

Antique English Porcelain Hand Painted 24K Gold Plated Trophy Lamp, Circa 1920s
Located in Germantown, MD
Exquisite Antique English Porcelain Hand Painted 24K gold plated trophy lamp. Very fine hand paintings depicting the nature around an English Mansion. Trophy handles made of beauti...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Table Lamps

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Gold, Brass

Pair Danish Modern Large Porcelain Table Lamps, Hand Painted Sea Coastal Scenes
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in New York, NY
Silvery grey and blue tones create a serene sea shore setting depicted in these hand painted custom lamps. The porcelain vessels are Royal Copenhagen, circa 1920 with custom made han...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand-painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

Porcelaine De Paris Rare French Lamp in Black Polished Porcelain Hand Painted
By Porcelaine de Paris
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Eleg...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Large French Chinoiserie Style Gilt Bronze and Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Barntrup, DE
This amazing and large late 19th-century oil lamp mounted on a gilt bronze base and fitted with bronze cap and handles, features a cobalt blue and hand-painted porcelain body with ch...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

French Sèvres Porcelain Lamp in Celeste Blue with Hand-Painted Reserves
Located in Houston, TX
Bronze doré mounts decorate this Sèvres lamp with scrolling arms on each side. The Sèvres Porcelain is painted with playful angels on one side and a floral motif on the verso. Bron...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Table Lamps

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Bronze

Antique Pair of French Hand Painted Gilt Porcelain and Crystal Prism Lamps
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique pair of French Continental style hand painted porcelain and crystal prism table lamps. These rare and stunning 22-karat raised gold detail and hand painted lamps, feature a b...
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Early 20th Century French Victorian Table Lamps

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Crystal, Gold, Brass

French Sèvres Style Bronze-Mounted Cobalt Blue Hand-Painted Porcelain Table Lamp
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A large French Sèvres style gilt bronze ormolu-mounted cobalt blue hand-painted porcelain urn table lamp, first half of the 20th century. Bronze figurine handles, front side with han...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Table Lamps

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Bronze

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Porcelain Hand Painted Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of porcelain hand painted lamps available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, all porcelain hand painted lamps available were constructed with great care. Find 638 antique and vintage porcelain hand painted lamps at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Porcelain hand painted lamps have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Porcelain hand painted lamps are generally popular furniture pieces, but Art Nouveau, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made porcelain hand painted lamps over the years, but those made by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, The Marbro Lamp Company and Mangani Firenze are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Porcelain Hand Painted Lamps?

Porcelain hand painted lamps can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,400, while the lowest priced sells for $245 and the highest can go for as much as $375,000.

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 creative 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 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 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.