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'Facet' Satin White-Glazed Small Ceramic Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this tapered ceramic table lamp base combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

'Facet' Matte Bronze-Glazed Small Ceramic Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this tapered ceramic table lamp base combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Facet Matte Bronze-Glazed Small Ceramic Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture, this tapered ceramic table lamp base combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each p...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Small Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamp, Fat Lava Style
Located in Hamburg, DE
Small midcentury ceramic table lamp from Denmark. The foot of the table lamp is glazed in several colors and reminds by its design of the 1950s. A great little lamp for cosy light e...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Midcentury Ceramic Table Lamp by Knabstrup, Denmark, 1950s
By Knabstrup
Located in Hamburg, DE
Small ceramic table lamp by Knabstrup from the 1950s from Denmark. The foot of the table lamp is glazed in a beautiful grey-green and reminds by its design of a bottle. The cheerfull...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Geode' Small Geometric White Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This petite ceramic and brass table lamp combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each base is assembled individually from flat she...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Gordon Martz Small Ceramic Torpedo Table Lamp in White
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in Chicago, IL
Gordon Martz small ceramic torpedo table lamp in white.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Hand made in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
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2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Handmade in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
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2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Small Ceramic Isolant Lamps
Located in Boston, MA
Pair of small ceramic Isolant lamps with shades.
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Early 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Warp' Small Geometric Matte and Textured White Ceramic Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This dramatic ceramic table lamp features a complex geometric shape, accentuated by contrasting matte white and textured white glazes. Each piece is individually handmade and entirel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Warp' Small Geometric Matte and Textured Black Ceramic Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This dramatic ceramic table lamp features a complex geometric shape, accentuated by contrasting matte white and textured black glazes. Each piece is individually handmade and entirel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Art Deco Ceramic Lamp with Face
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool small Art Deco ceramic table lamp, circa 1940s. The lamp is in great condition with no chips, cracks or crazing and it measures 5.5"W x 3.75"D x 4.5"H. The original cord ...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Small Art Deco Ceramic Lamp with Face
  • Small Art Deco Ceramic Lamp with Face
  • Small Art Deco Ceramic Lamp with Face
  • Small Art Deco Ceramic Lamp with Face
H 4.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Small Glazed Ceramic Lamp by Georges Pelletier
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Small table lamp in lantern shape, polychrome glazed ceramic by the French artist Georges Pelletier. Signed in the inside.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. B...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamps, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of table lamps designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

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

Materials

Ceramic

Jane & Gordon Martz, Small Table Lamp, Ceramic, Marshal Studios, America, 1950s
By Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by husband and wife duo Jane & Gordon Martz. Produced by Marshall Studios, Indianapolis. The base is slip-cast and then dipped into glaze and hand painted. ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Small Blue Ceramic Table Lamps by Soholm, Denmark, 1960s
By Søholm Stentøj
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of small, blue ceramic table lamps by Søholm Stentøj, Denmark. We have a second pair of these lamps available. Marked by Søholm and in a wonderful condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Tomas Anagrius Swedish Modern Small Olive Green Ceramic Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Set of two small Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern handmade ceramic table lamps by acclaimed ceramic artist and writer Tomas Anagrius from Stockholm (1939-). Manufactured in the small ...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

'Conduit' Brutalist White Ceramic and Brass Small Table Lamp with Linen Shade
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture and building materials, this small table lamp balances a strong substantial ceramic base with delicate brass hardware. Perfectly sized f...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Geode' Geometric White Ceramic and Brass Small Table Lamp with Linen Shade #3S
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This petite ceramic and brass table lamp combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each base is assembled individually from flat she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Geode' Geometric White Ceramic and Brass Small Table Lamp with Linen Shade #2S
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This petite ceramic and brass table lamp combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each base is assembled individually from flat she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Geode' Geometric White Ceramic and Brass Small Table Lamp with Linen Shade #4S
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
This petite ceramic and brass table lamp combines clean geometric lines with the warmth and individuality inherent in handmade work. Each base is assembled individually from flat she...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Set of Small Danish Modern Rose and Brown Glazed Ceramic Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Two small handmade Danish Mid Century Modern ceramic table lamps with rose and warm brown glaze. Pattern on belly in the style of Einar Johansen of Danish Søholm. Handmade so slight ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Small Ceramic Chinoiserie Famille Rose Asian Lamp with Wood Base
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A gorgeous small table lamp for the chinoiserie lover. This beautiful famille rose lamp is decorated in a pink and yellow floral motif. Both the base and the top are created from war...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood

Small Ceramic Lamp by the Potters of La Borne, circa 1970
By La Borne Potters
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A small ceramic lamp with brow glaze decoration. Perfect original conditions. Sold with a new European electrical system, circa 1970. Signed under the base. Dimensions are menti...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Rustic Hand Decorated Danish Modern Ceramic Lamp by Ting Keramik, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rustic, small and pretty. Handmade and hand decorated Danish Mid-Century Modern stoneware table lamp. Manufactured in the tiny Danish village of Følle by Ting Keramik in the 1970s. L...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Small
By 1882 Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp, hand cast in stoke on Trent UK, each piece is unique, a testament to refinement of skill, patience and material. Materials and finishes: Fine bone China table light ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Small
H 12.6 in. Dm 2.37 in.
Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Extra Small
By 1882 Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Table lamp, hand cast in stoke on Trent UK, each piece is unique, a testament to refinement of skill, patience and material. Materials and finishes: Fine bone China table light ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Extra Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Extra Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Extra Small
  • Bone Lamps 1882 Ltd. Extra Small
H 10.63 in. Dm 2.37 in.
Herman A Kähler Small Table Lamp with Turquoise Glaze Made in Denmark Midcentury
By Herman A. Kähler 1, Nils Kähler
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Table lamp designed by Nils Kähler and made by Herman A. Kähler´s ceramic workshop in Denmark in the 1960s Nils Kähler (1906-1979) was fourth generation of the family Kähler. He and...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Fabric

Small American Desk Lamp, 20th Century
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Small desk lamp, ceramic finish over metal. Shade features a subtle textured pattern of tightly spaced concentric circles. 1960s, American.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

  • Small American Desk Lamp, 20th Century
  • Small American Desk Lamp, 20th Century
  • Small American Desk Lamp, 20th Century
  • Small American Desk Lamp, 20th Century
H 12 in. W 11 in. D 10 in.
Small 1950s Alingsås Swedish Handmade Multicolored Lamp with Lilac Flowers
By Alingsås Keramik
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern handmade ceramics table lamp painted by hand with multicolored glaze creating a pattern of lilac flowers with a yellow centre, dark green stems and li...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Boule, Table Light, Small, Transparent, European, Black, Minimal, 21st Century
By Sebastian Herkner
Located in Weil am Rhein, DE
Sebastian Herkner’s boule is a pure homage to the traditional French Pétanque game, a version of boule. The object toys with luminance by stacking different versions of plain and col...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Minimalist Table Lamps

Materials

Blown Glass, Ceramic

Small Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Small table lamp made of ceramic by the French artist Georges Pelletier. One source of light inside the lamp, signed.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
  • Small Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
  • Small Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
  • Small Ceramic Table Lamp by Georges Pelletier
H 19.69 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.09 in.
Chic Small Black Ceramic Table Lamp
By Georges Jouve
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small black ceramic table lamp. Chic design with European style shade (no harp).
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Vintage 1950s French Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Chic Small Black Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Chic Small Black Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Chic Small Black Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Chic Small Black Ceramic Table Lamp
H 16 in. Dm 10 in. L 16 in.
Two small ceramic lamps
Located in Paris, FR
Two lamp feet in the style of Primavera made in ceramic
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Vintage 1950s Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Two small ceramic lamps
  • Two small ceramic lamps
  • Two small ceramic lamps
  • Two small ceramic lamps
H 4.73 in. Dm 5.52 in.
2 small scale Martz Ceramic Lamps
Located in Bainbridge, NY
2 small ceramic Martz Lamps available. From left to right: Martz brown conical (6"H) $300. Martz brown round (7"H) $450. SOLD Martz Pale Blue conical with Teak neck (12"H) $45...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

'Conduit' Brutalist White Ceramic and Brass Small Table Lamp
By John Sheppard
Located in Bronx, NY
Inspired by midcentury Brutalist architecture and building materials, this small table lamp balances a strong substantial ceramic base with delicate brass hardware and a rounded geom...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Small Green Danish Ceramic Table Lamp from Palshus, 1960s
By Palshus
Located in Berlin, DE
Stylish lamp from Danish Palshus with lovely grass green glaze and a Le Klint shade. The lamp is made with chamotte clay which gives a rough surface and makes the shiny glaze look e...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Handmade in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
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2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Handmade in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E14 bulb. Shade included.
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2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Ceramic Small Lamp
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern ceramic small lamp. Handmade in Sylvie Barbara French workshop. Unique piece. E27 bulb. Shade included.
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2010s French Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small glazed ceramic 60's table lamp by Mørkøv
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small glazed ceramic 60's table lamp by Mørkøv. Custom cream shade with matching diffuser. Marked Mørkøv, Denmark underneath.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

French Ceramic Table Lamp by Jacques Blin, circa 1950s, Small
By Jacques Blin
Located in London, GB
Ceramic table lamp by Jacques Blin (circa 1950s) with original raffia lampshade. This beautifully burnt-orange hued, misty glaze lamp is trademark Jacques Blin. Blin produced many pi...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Ceramic Lamp with Decoration, France, 1970
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
A small ceramic lamp with decoration. Perfect original conditions, circa 1970. Sold with a new lampshade and a new electrical electrical system. Height with lampshade: 17 ' inc...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Martz Table Lamp
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Gordon Martz Round Ceramic Table Lamp with a pale Yellow, Cream & Taupe wash, 9" Linen Shade and Teak Finial
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Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Martz Table Lamp
  • Small Martz Table Lamp
  • Small Martz Table Lamp
  • Small Martz Table Lamp
H 7 to Harp in. Dm 6 in.
Small Raymor Table Lamp
By Raymor
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceramic table lamp, retains signature.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Raymor Table Lamp
  • Small Raymor Table Lamp
  • Small Raymor Table Lamp
  • Small Raymor Table Lamp
H 26 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Midcentury Ceramic Blue Table Lamp by Jacques Blin, circa 1950s, Small
By Jacques Blin
Located in London, GB
Midcentury ceramic table lamp (circa 1950s) by Jacques Blin. This diminutive beautiful powder-blue French lamp (circa 1950s) is devoid of Blin's characteristic sgraffito-etchings. It...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Small Danish Ceramic Table Lamp by Einar Johansen for Soholm Stentoj, 1960s
By Einar Johansen, Søholm Stentøj
Located in Berlin, DE
This small ceramic table lamp was designed by Einar Johansen and produced by Soholm Stentoj in Denmark in the 1960s. The lamp has been rewired with switch and has a new socket and sh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Cotton

Four Charming Small Ceramic Lamps by Georges Pelletier
By Georges Pelletier
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Set of four small round ceramic table lamps with decors made by the french artist Georges Pelletier during the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Modern Small Table Lamp Blue Ceramic Glaze by Bent Nordsted
By Bent Nordsted, Lyskaer, Bitossi, Lyskjaer Belysning
Located in Framingham, MA
Diminutive early ceramic Danish table lamp by Bent Nordsted for Lyksaer Belysning. Original linen shade - light wear. Very nice vintage condition. Wiring works fine - it has not been...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Linen

Small Ceramic Accent Lamp on Wood Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charming table lamp in pink and greens. Rewired. Shade not included. 6" diameter, 11" to socket, 20" to top of harp.
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Mid-20th Century Table Lamps

Pair of Small French Industrial Ceramic Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of small french industrial ceramic lamps.
Category

20th Century French Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pair of 1970s Small Ceramic Orange Table Lamps by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Bjorn Wiinblad
Located in London, GB
A pair of small 1970s German Rosenthal 'Studio Line' orange glazed ceramic lamps including their original shades with white plastic interiors. Designed by Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosentha...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Fabric, Plastic

Small Ceramic Table Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic small ceramic table lamp available at 1stDibs. Each small ceramic table lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for a small ceramic table lamp, we have 24 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer small ceramic table lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each small ceramic table lamp bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made small ceramic table lamp over the years, but those crafted by Gordon & Jane Martz, John Sheppard and 1882 Ltd. Are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Small Ceramic Table Lamp?

A small ceramic table lamp can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,100, while the lowest priced sells for $277 and the highest can go for as much as $4,204.

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.