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American Mid-Century Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century light grey stoneware textured table lamp with a tapered cone shape with a light wood top and round base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Porcelain, Wood

Handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware lamp by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware lamp by Soholm Table lamp handmade of stoneware with ceramic glazing in tones of blue. Graphical pattern to the base of the lamp. Produce...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Karen Karnes Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Karen Karnes
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern stoneware art pottery table lamp designed by Karen Karnes, (American, 1925-2016). The piece has a polychrome glaze with alternating horizontal bands and i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Karen Karnes Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Art Pottery Table Lamp
By Karen Karnes
Located in New York, NY
American Mid-Century Modern stoneware art pottery table lamp designed by Karen Karnes (American, 1925-2016). The piece has a two-tone brown glaze and is signed with an impressed arti...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Mid Century Blue Stoneware Table Lamp by Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-century ceramic and walnut lamp by Gordon and Jane Martz for Marshall Studios. This oversized lamp features a sculptural stacked form with a glossy deep blue glaze finish. Includ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid Century Modern Art Pottery Stoneware Lamps by Bernard Rooke
By Bernard Rooke
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Fabulous pair of stoneware table lamps created by Bernard Rooke of England. Both are signed/stamped "Rooke" on rear of base.
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Pair of Handmade Blue Danish Mid-Century Stoneware Lamps by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of handmade blue Danish mid-century stoneware lamps by Soholm Stunning table lamps handmade of stoneware with ceramic glazing in different tones of blue designed by Einar Johan...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Handmade Blue Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Handmade Blue Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Soholm Table lamp made of stoneware with ceramic glazing in different tones of blue. Circular pattern to the base of ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table Lamp by Einar Johansen for Søholm
By Soholm Pottery, Einar Johansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of White Mid-Century Modern Ceramic table Lamps Model 941 by Soholm Table lamp made of stoneware with light blue ceramic glazing to the base of the lamp. Designed by Einar Joha...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Einar Johansen for Søholm
By Soholm Pottery, Einar Johansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Mid-Century Modern model 1080 Stoneware table lamp by Einar Johansen for Søholm Table lamp made of stoneware with light blue ceramic glazing to the base of the lamp. Designed by Ei...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Mid Century Double Stacked Stoneware Pottery Lamp by Martz
By Marshall Studios, Gordon & Jane Martz
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage hand thrown ceramic pottery lamp by Gordon and Jane Martz for Marshall Studios. This oversized table lamp features a sculptural double stacked form in a white glaze and brush...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp by Marcello Fantoni in Glazed Stoneware
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern table lamp by Marcello Fantoni in rich glazed vibrant turquoise blue stoneware, in the shape of a vase, intricately decorated with two wise men sitting under a tre...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Lamp with Graphic Pattern by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern stoneware lamp with graphic pattern by Soholm Table lamp handmade of stoneware with ceramic glazing in tones of brown and blue. Graphical pattern ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Soholm Handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Lamp with Blue Ceramic Base
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Soholm handmade Danish Mid-Century Modern stoneware lamp with blue ceramic base Table lamp handmade of stoneware with ceramic glazing in tones of blue. Graphical pattern to the base...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Brown Handmade Mid-Century Modern Danish Stoneware Table Lamp by Soholm Stentoj
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Brown handmade Mid-Century Modern Danish stoneware table lamp by Soholm Stentoj Spectacular tall table lamp made of stoneware with ceramic glazing in various tones of brown and ye...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Brown Handmade Mid-Century Modern Danish Stoneware Table Lamp by Soholm Stentoj
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Brown handmade Mid-Century Modern Danish stoneware table lamp by Soholm Stentoj Spectacular tall table lamp made of stoneware with ceramic glazing in various tones of brown. The b...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Large Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Nils Kähler
By Herman August Kähler, Nils Kähler
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Turquoise Danish Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table lamp by Nils Kähler This stoneware table lamp was designed by Nils Kähler and made in the 1960s by Herman A Kähler Ceramic ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Pair of Blue Mid-Century Modern Stoneware Lamps by Einar Johansen for Soholm
By Einar Johansen, Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of blue Mid-Century Modern stoneware lamps Model 1029 by Einar Johansen for Soholm. Pair of tall table lamps made of stoneware with ceramic glazing in dark blue. Beautiful gr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Pair of Blue Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table Lamps model 1203 by Søholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Blue Mid-Century Modern Stoneware table Lamps model 1203 by Søholm Pair of blue table lamps made of stoneware with ceramic glazing in light blue. The bases feature ceramic a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Axel Salto Table Lamp No. 20658 Stoneware with Oxblood Glaze Denmark Mid-Century
By Axel Salto, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Rare stoneware table lamp no. 20658 designed by Axel Salto (1889-1961) The gourd- or calabash sharped lamp foot is decorated with semi matte oxblood glaze. Manufactured by Royal Cop...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Fabric, Stoneware

Pair of Mid-Century Modern dark blue Stoneware table lamps model 1046 by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern dark blue Stoneware table lamps model 1046 by Soholm Pair of dark blue table lamps made of stoneware with ceramic glazing. Produced by Danish company Soho...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Ceramic

Mid-20th Century Standing Quan Yin Fired Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid-20th century standing Quan Yin fired stoneware table lamp Standing on a carved rosewood base Dimensions 9" diameter at the base x 6" diameter at Quan Yin 27" high to the...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1960s Stoneware Pottery Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage 1960s stoneware pottery lamp. Newly rewired with new custom made linen shade. Measures: 37" high with shade, 25" high base, 10 diameter. Lamp shade is 15" x 15" x 15".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Stoneware Pottery Lamp, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s studio stoneware pottery lamp. Newly rewired with custom made shade in Belgian linen. 26" high with shade, 13" high base, 19" diameter base. Lamp shade is 18" x 19" x 12".
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Handmade 20th Mid Century Brown Stoneware Ceramic Table Lamp Signed 1970
By La Borne Potters
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
French handmade table lamp Signed under the base with a star, circa 1970 Elegant stoneware ceramic table lamp. 20th mid century lighting Original light brown stoneware ceramic gl...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1960s Studio Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage hand made studio stoneware lamp. Newly rewired and fitted with a custom shade in Belgian linen. The lamp is roughly 14" inches in diameter and 15" inches high. It is 29" high...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Linen

David Cressy Style Stoneware Lamps
By David Cressey
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid century glazed stoneware lamps featuring earthtone colors of beige, tan and brown sitting on dark bronze disc. Rewired for use in USA, 100W max.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Mid-20th Century Stoneware Ceramic Table Lamp Brown Color La Borne Decoration
By Joseph Talbot
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Joseph Talbot, La Borne. Rare and decorative stoneware ceramic table lamp by Joseh Talbot, circa 1950. Exceptional original conditions. Signed under the base. Elegant bro...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

La Borne 20th Mid Century Brown Stoneware Ceramic Table Lamp 1980 Lighting
By La Borne Potters
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
La Borne Realised circa 1980, signed at the base Elegant stoneware ceramic table lamp 20th century lighting design made in France in the famous potters village Brown sto...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Danish Mid-Century Tue Poulsen Rustic Stoneware Table Lamp 1970s with New Shade
By Tue Poulsen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Rustic table lamp by Danish ceramist Tue Poulsen (born 1939). Made ca. 1970s in Tue Poulsen´s own studio. The base is made of chamotte clay and is decorated with stripes in earth br...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Arne Bang Original Vintage Stoneware Lamp
By Arne Bang
Located in East Hampton, NY
Lamp by Arne Bang, Danish 20th century Studio Potter. Built in two sections, the crown is removable to allow access to the light socket. Arne Bang (1901-1983) trained at the Royal...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Scandinavian Modern Glazed Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This vintage original Scandinavian Modern glazed stoneware table lamp sports a cheery concentric circle pattern in tan, brown, grey-blue and cream. The base is 8" in diameter and the...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Danish Studio Ceramic Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish glazed ceramic stoneware table lamp designed in Denmark, 1975. Signed and dated vintage 1975. Custom linen shade. Original cord. Takes one European 75w maximum bayonet bulb. H...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Linen

Danish Modern Large Stoneware Table Lamp
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This large Soholm/Stento table lamp features a sarcomere shaped columnar pattern.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Monumental Glazed Stoneware Lamp
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Very large pottery lamp with solid wood base/finial and brass hardware. Newly wired with brown cloth wire. It might have been inspired by the work of Jean-Joseph Carriès.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Monumental Glazed Stoneware Lamp
  • Monumental Glazed Stoneware Lamp
  • Monumental Glazed Stoneware Lamp
  • Monumental Glazed Stoneware Lamp
H 32 in. W 17 in. D 7.5 in.
Vintage Stoneware Lamps by Larry Shep
Located in Denton, TX
Studio crafted stoneware vase shape with classic Larry Shep earth tone glaze. The painted wood base and dual bulb fixture for maximum lighting. The lamps without the shade measures 8...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Pair of David Cressey Stoneware Lamps
By David Cressey
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of David Cressey stoneware lamps, USA, c.1960s. The wheel thrown stoneware lamps feature a speckled olive colored glaze with applied textured drip details. The ceramic form sits...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

Ego Stengods, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp. Produced by Ego Stengods c. 1960s-1970s. Stamped. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sold without lampshade. Other ceramicist...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze combined with incised decor in a style iconic to the producer. Stated dimensions exclude lampsh...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Bartholdy, Sizable Table Lamp, Stoneware, Denmark, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp produced and design by Bartholdy, Denmark, 1960s. Stamped. Lampshade is attached for reference and are not included in the purchase. Measured without lampshade. Heigh...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Rörstrand, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Gertrud Lönegren, Rörstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Produced by Rörstrand. Stamped. Stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Height includes socket. Sold without lampshade. Other designers of the period include WIlhelm Kåge, Stig ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An artisticly glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Dimensions noted are excluding lampshade. Lampshade is not included in the purchase. Made to be fitted with ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Danish, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Denmark C. 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Danish table lamp. Designed and produced in Denmark, 1960s. Sold without lampshade.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware, Fabric

Stoneware Ceramic Italian Table Lamp
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant table lamp in pressed in stone wear ceramic, Italy. The bottom border is in brass and with original shade. Measures: Height max 97 cm. (min 88cm) Width base 15 cm. Width...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Travertine, Brass

  • Stoneware Ceramic Italian Table Lamp
  • Stoneware Ceramic Italian Table Lamp
  • Stoneware Ceramic Italian Table Lamp
  • Stoneware Ceramic Italian Table Lamp
H 38.19 in. W 18.12 in. D 18.12 in.
California Studio Stoneware Lamp by R.A. Brookes
By R. A. Brookes
Located in Denton, TX
Massive ceramic lamp with pottery base, could be either table or floor lamp.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Stoneware Lamp by Bob Kinzie for Affiliated Craftsmen Lamp Company
By Bob Kinzie, Affiliated Craftsmen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Stoneware lamp by Bob Kinzie for the Affiliated Craftsmen Lamp Company of Costa Mesa, CA. Lamp has been professionally rewired for 3-way light bulbs. We added a 3" brass neck with h...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stoneware Lamp by Bob Kinzie
By Bob Kinzie
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Ceramic lamp by Bob Kinzie. Ceramic portion is 14" high and 11" diameter. Total height from base to the bottom of socket is 20.5”. Wood base is 2” high and 6” diameter. Lamp has been...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Stoneware Lamp by Wishon-Harrell
By Wishon-Harrell
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Table lamp designed and signed by Wishon-Harrell. Lamp has their maker's mark next to the outlet. Lamp has been professionally rewired for 3-way light bulbs. We added a 3" brass ne...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Wallåkra Keramik, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
By Wallåkra
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp. Designed and produced by Wallåkra, Sweden, 1960s. Features simple hand-painted and incised decoration. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket. S...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Swedish, Table Lamp, Brown Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, c. 1970s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamp. Stamped at bottom, maker unknown. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sold without lampshade. Other ceramicists of the period ...
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Gertrud Lönegren, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Rörstrand, 1940s
By Gertrud Lönegren, Rörstrand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large and impressive table lamp, designed by Gertrud Lönegren. Produced by Rörstrand. Stamped and with artists initials. Stated dimensions excluding lampshade. Height includes s...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Ego Stengods, Fluted Table Lamps, Stoneware, Sweden, 1960s
By Bruno Karlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware table lamps. Produced by Ego Stengods c. 1960s-1970s. Stamped. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height including socket. Sold without lampshades. Other ceramici...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Knabstrup, Table Lamp, Green Glazed Stoneware, Denmark, 1960s
By Desiree
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced by Knabstrup, Denmark, c. 1960s. stamped and labeled. Features subtle incised decor and green / grey paint. Sold without lampshade. Stated dime...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Small Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze combined with incised decor in a style iconic to the producer. Glaze features red, orange and gree...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Sizable Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze in a style iconic to the producer. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Tilgmans, Small Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Sweden, 1950s
By Tilgmans Keramik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A glazed stoneware table lamp. By Tilgmans Keramik, 1950s. Features a complex glaze combined with incised decor in a style iconic to the producer. Stated dimensions exclude lampsh...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Thomas Hellström, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Nittsjö, Sweden, 1960s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp designed by Thomas Hellström, produced by Nittsjö, Sweden, c. 1960s. Features subtle incised decor and sculptural detail. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Heig...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Desiree Stentøj, Table Lamp, Glazed Stoneware, Denmark, 1960s
By Desiree
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A table lamp, designed and produced by Desiree Stentøj, Denmark, 1960s. stamped. Sold without lampshade. Stated dimensions exclude lampshade. Height includes socket.    
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Chris Haslev, Table Lamp, Stoneware, Linen, Denmark, 1960s
By Chris Haslev
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sculptural table lamp. In glazed stoneware. Designed and produced by Chris Haslev, Denmark, 1960s. Signed. Lampshade not included.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Jette Hellerøe, Table Lamp Glazed Stoneware, Denmark, 1960s
By Jette Hellerøe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stoneware lamp, produced by Jette Hellerøe, Denmark 1960, signed. Sold without lampshade. Dimensions exclude lampshade, height includes socket. Other ceramicists of the period i...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

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Stoneware Midcentury Lamps For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of stoneware midcentury lamps available for sale. Each of these unique stoneware midcentury lamps was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, stoneware and metal. Stoneware midcentury lamps have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Stoneware midcentury lamps bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made stoneware midcentury lamps over the years, but those made by Marcello Fantoni, Rörstrand and Gunnar Nylund are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Stoneware Midcentury Lamps?

Prices for stoneware midcentury lamps start at $790 and top out at $7,000 with the average selling for $1,720.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.