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19th Century Italian Hand Painted Ceramic and Bronze Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp in blue ceramic and finely chiselled bronze. The ceramic is hand painted with a floral taste. Perfect working condition ready to be inserted in your home.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic Wood Pendant Lamps Set of Contemporary Modern Design, Capperidicasa
By Capperidicasa
Located in Modena, IT
Set ceramic pendant lamps turned and hand-engraved with matte black enamel with wood details, contemporary design. Single lamp measures: Height 68 cm, diameter 18 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Ceramic, Wood

Ceramic Wood Pendant Lamps Set of Contemporary Modern Design, Capperidicasa
By Capperidicasa
Located in Modena, IT
Set ceramic pendant lamps turned and hand-engraved with matte black enamel with wood details, new contemporary design Capperidicasa. Single lamp measures: Height 44 cm, diameter 24 cm.
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wood, Ceramic

1950s Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Floor Lamp
Located in London, GB
An extraordinary Italian ceramic floor lamp depicting a vase with 6 tall Lilies on brass stems, each holding a lamp. The tall vase is hand painted with Alpine scenery, gilt details a...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Italian Table Lamps
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
Wonderful old new stock hand painted Italian table lamps. New wiring and socket. Signed and numbered on the Bottom. These lights were imported to the USA to be sold in a store in NYC...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

19th Century Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Pair of Antique Oil Table Lamps
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful antique table lamps in ceramic and finely chiselled bronze base. The ceramic is hand painted with a floral taste. These lamps are ancient and originally worked with oil. Mo...
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Antique 1880s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

Materials

Brass

Large Midcentury Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Table Lamp by Raymor
By Raymor
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful design on this large ceramic lamp, hand painted in Italy imported by Raymor, circa 1950s freshly rewired and new socket, Lampshade not included the lamp its 33" tall includ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

Mid Century Hand Painted Italian Table Lamp, C.1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mid century hand painted Italian table lamp, C.1950 Hand made - Hand painted Gorgeous ceramic table lamp with stylized rams heads on either side The centerpiece of the lamp...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

20th Century Vintage Italian Hand Painting Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful table lamp vintage Italian manufacture. Beautiful floral hand painted decoration. Small defect in the lampshade, see photos.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

Ceramiche d'Arte Pascal Hand Painted Italian Ceramic Porcelain Modern Lamp Base
By Ceramische d’Arte Pascal
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ceramiche d'Arte Pascal hand painted Italian ceramic porcelain modern lamp base.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps

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Porcelain

19th Century Hand Painted Ceramic Pair of Antique Oil Table Lamps
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Beautiful antique table lamps in ceramic and finely chiselled bronze base. The ceramic is hand painted with floral and chinoiserie decorations. These lamps are ancient and originally...
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Antique 1880s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

'Acrobati' Acrobats Hand Painted Majolica Ceramic Table Lamps by Ernestine
By Ernestine
Located in New York, NY
A pair of tall majolica ceramic table lamps, hand thrown and hand-painted with 'Acrobati' acrobat figures in black on a white glazed ground. Each signed to the base. By Ernestine, Sa...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large scale modernist Italian pottery lamps with a stylized tortoise shell, burnt orange glaze. Lamps sit on aged bronze bases and feature double pull chain sockets. 75W max ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Bronze

  • Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
  • Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
  • Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
  • Italian Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
H 31 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Aldo Londi Hand Painted Greens and Yellow "Patchwork" Ceramic Table Lamp
By Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Aldo Londi for Bitossi hand painted multi colored checkerboard glazed ceramic table lamp, 1960's. Featuring a reflective glazed white column, with repetitive square pattern in greens...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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

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Ceramic

Large Midcentury Italian Ceramic Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large single circa 1960s midcentury hand painted Italian ceramic table lamp with blue glaze and star motif. Measurements: Height of body 18.5 Height to shade rest 30" Diamete...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

DeSimone Blue Ceramic Table Lamp Hand-Painted With Horse, Girl & Flower, 1960s
By DeSimone
Located in Bainbridge, NY
DeSimone Brightly Painted Blue, Red and Purple Glazed Ceramic Bedside Lamp. Featuring a wide, bottle form on round patinated Brass base with hand rendered lighthearted scene with han...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Viso Italy Hand Painted Blue Floral Art Pottery Table Lamp, 1960's
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Viso Italian Modern handcrafted blue, Turquoise glazed pottery table lamp. Featuring a bottle form delicately painted with Queens Anne Lace in hues of blue and detailed with Cerulean...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Bitossi Hand Painted Three Yellow Stripe Zebra Fish Glazed Ceramic Lamp
By Bitossi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian Modern Bitossi attributed matte gray glazed stoneware and bumblebee fish table lamp. Featuring hand painted black lined white encased background with a stacked trio of yellow...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Whimsical Italian Hand Painted Horse Lamp Zaccagnini Marbro Mid-century Modern
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Whimsical 1950's Italian ceramic hand painted horse lamp by Zaccagnini for Marbro Lamp Co. Lovely gold, burnt orange and black details the crackled ceramic base. This piece retains ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Porcelain Capo Di Monte Lamp of Bacchus, Italy, 19th Century, Italy
By Capo Di Monte
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Italian porcelain hand painted traditional urn shape lamp by Capo Di Monte. Urn shape in form, the top is accented with two handles with swirls highly decorated in light pink, gold a...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Table Lamps

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Metal, Gold

Pair of Tall Italian Vintage Hand Painted White Green Table Lamps, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Exceptional pair of tall and curvy Italian Mid-Century Modern ceramic table lamps. White glazed base with hand painted tropical feel green leaves and caramel brown curved lines and o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Table Lamp with Ceramic Peacock by Capodimonte, Italy 1970s
By Capodimonte
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful table lamp with hand-painted colorful peacock - peafowl in ceramic. Made in Italy by Capodimonte during the 1970s. Excellent condition of the ceramic, brilliant colors. T...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

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

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Ceramic, Wood, Paper

Vintage Italian Ceramic Table Lamp by Guido Gambone 'circa 1950s'
By Guido Gambone
Located in London, GB
Decorative Italian ceramic table lamp by Guido Gambone (circa 1950s). The piece is hand painted in soft yellow enamel with craquelure. In the four centre recesses, you'll find an oat...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1960s Italian Ceramic Bamboo Lamp with Antique Chinese Jade Finial
Located in New York, NY
Italian ceramic cylinder lamp with hand-painted bamboo motif on brass base. Antique Chinese white jade butterfly finial. Measures 32.75 total height, lamp body alone, 16.75 height x ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Jade

Armando Poggi Firenze Ceramic Lamp
Located in Norwood, NJ
Colorful, exotic and tropical Armando Poggi, Firenze, Ceramic Lamp featuring an array of tropical birds. 14" to top of ceramic.
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Late 20th Century Italian Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1960s Italian Cerulean Blue and Black Ceramic Glaze Pottery Lamp by, Bitossi
By Raymor, Bitossi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1960s Bitossi for Raymor Coveted Italian handcrafted, two-tone cerulean blue and black hand painted, double sided floral motif ceramic pottery lamp signed and numbered. The faux bois...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Brass

Aldo Londi Hand Painted Yellow Geometric Art Pottery Table Lamp, 1950s
By Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi "Zig Zag" glazed ceramic table lamp. Featuring a textured, deep brown teardrop form, hand painted thin Black outline forming a banded diagonal g...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Mid Century Ceramic Table Lamp in Platinum Glaze by Aldo Londi, 1970s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Clivio, Varese
Beautiful ceramic lamp with silver-platinum colored glaze designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Made in Italy in the 1970s. The ceramic part sits on a metal chromed base, so as the t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Chrome

Fantoni Ceramic Table Lamp with Volcanic Glaze, 1960s
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in New York, NY
Artisan ceramic table lamp, hand-thrown with volcanic orange and yellow glaze and bronze base and hardware, by Marcello Fantoni, Italian 1960's. Height is adjustable. Measures: Sh...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Paint

Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful pair of neoclassical style table lamps with a yellow & white ceramic base and are in good condition. This pair of vintage table lamps feature new white color shades, are ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Organic Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Mid-Century Ceramic Table Lamps
H 39 in. W 18 in. D 20 in.
Tall Ugo Zacagnini Hand Painted Brown and White Stripe Table Lamp, circa 1960
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Ugo Zaccagnini handcrafted deep brown textured terracotta and white gloss glazed table lamp. With vertical and horizontal striping. Small footprint. Shade shown for display only (10H...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Floor Lamp Bronzed Metal Frame Elemts Antique Bronze Finish Decorated by Hand
By sicis
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Floor Lamps

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Metal

Substantial Aldo Londi for Bitossi Yellow "Arrowhead" Ceramic Table Lamp
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Monumental Aldo Londi for Bitossi Hand-crafted Glazed Art Pottery Table Lamp, 1960's. Featuring a characteristic form in reflective deep brown, hand painted with thin vertical Brown ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Porcelain Lamp in the Style of Capodimonte
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderfully colorful table lamp in the style of Capodimonte. The lamp is a compliment to any artistic decor - so gaudy it's a classic piece of art. The lamp comes with a silk shade...
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20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Extraordinary Pair of Italian Monkey Sculptures, circa 1970, as Custom Lamps
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lamps are shipped as photographed and described in the narrative. They are custom built using materials of the highest quality and are shipped complete with the new...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Vintage Pair of Italian Mosaic Cement Tile Cube Lamps with Custom Shades
Located in New York, NY
An Italian artistic modern creation, entirely handcrafted, made out of mid 20th-Century cement tiles, with mosaic hand applied unique decor in yellow, brown, ochre, green tints. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Cement, Brass

Midcentury White Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1950s white dry-glazed ceramic table lamp with black base. Measurements: Height of body only 18" Height to shade rest 32" Diameter 11".   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Midcentury White Table Lamp
  • Midcentury White Table Lamp
  • Midcentury White Table Lamp
  • Midcentury White Table Lamp
H 18 in. Dm 11 in.
Large Moderne Single Table Lamp
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1970s Italian hand painted and glazed table lamp rewired for the US. Measurements: Height of body 15.5" Diameter 15".
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Italian Signed Vintage Hand-Painted Vase or Lamp Base
By Ugo Zaccagnini
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Tuscan vintage clay hand-painted vase, signed by the famous Zaccagnini. Perfect as a lamp base. O/5873.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Beaux Arts Vases

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Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Lamp with Flower Decoration, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian ceramic table lamp. Flower decoration with white ceramic glaze. Original electrical system. Measures: Diameter 40 cm. Height fixture 35 cm. Total height 120 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Ceiling Lamp Bronzed Metal Frame Elemts Antique Bronze Finish Decorated by Hand
By sicis
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Dante Baldelli and Corrado Cagli in Ponti 'Fascist' Style Vase/Lamp Base
By Corrado Cagli
Located in Sharon, CT
Dante Baldelli and Corrado Cagli (1910-1976) for Societa Anonima Ceramiche Rometti factory, umbertide, 1928-1930. Majolica turned on the wheel and decorated with underglaze polychrom...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Vases

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Ceramic

Midcentury Ceramic Hand-Painted Table Lamp, Italy, circa 1970
By Coop Ceramic Art
Located in Mexico City, Cuauhtemoc
This stylized bust of glazed pottery reminds us of the trends of the late 1960s and early 1970s: black eyeliner, false eyelashes, and eye-catching lipstick. Charming piece that captu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Satin, Ceramic

Deruta Hand-Painted Italian Ceramic Table Lamps
By Deruta
Located in Little Rock, AR
Imported from the province of Deruta in the 1960s, these monumental hand-painted CHARCOAL ceramic lamps are a stylish Classic. Mounted on Lucite bases and rebuilt with solid brass ha...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Vintage Monumental Hand-Painted Porcelain Lamp by Marbro
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Little Rock, AR
Gigantic hand-painted Italian porcelain lamp by The Marbro Lamp Company, circa 1968. Vivid Irises of cobalt an goldenrod, poised delicately on a large gilded plinth. The lamp meas...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Brass

Pair of Curvy Ceramic Table Lamps
By Marioni
Located in Calenzano, IT
Pair of curvy ceramic table lamps and shades. Sinuous ceramic table lamps decorated in Platinum hand-painted over a dripped glazed surface. Two handles of cast metal in aged nikel e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic

  • Pair of Curvy Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Curvy Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Curvy Ceramic Table Lamps
  • Pair of Curvy Ceramic Table Lamps
H 25.2 in. Dm 17.72 in.
Contemporary Table Lamps in Ceramic, Sinuous-Colored
By Marioni
Located in Calenzano, IT
Contemporary table lamp pair in Sinuous-colored ceramic with shade. This classic rounded-shape table lamp contrasts with the breezy finish hand painted with yellow to orange, "tone-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Midcentury Italian Table Lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A small painted ceramic table lamp with ebonized black wooden base. Updated and “Americanized” hardware. Custom black paper shade with blue interior.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Romantic Island Landscape, Marbro Lamp, Early 20th Century
By The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hand painted ceramic table lamp signed Marbro - Italy. Depicting an island scene with ship wreck. Original wood painted base. Rewired with original sockets and beaded pulls. Paired w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Paper

"Pisa Tower", Table Lamp, Painted in Glossy White
By Giovanni Mengoni
Located in Perugia, IT
"Pisa Tower" is a table lamp, made of ceramic wheel, finished by hand and painted in glossy white. It is a bright vase, dissected to have an inclination of about 75 angular degrees. ...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

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Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Italian hand painted ceramic lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each Italian hand painted ceramic lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, metal and brass. If you’re shopping for an Italian hand painted ceramic lamp, we have 78 options in-stock, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the Italian hand painted ceramic lamp you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An Italian hand painted ceramic lamp is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Italian hand painted ceramic lamp over the years, but those crafted by Marcello Fantoni, Raymor and Bitossi are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is an Italian Hand Painted Ceramic Lamp?

Prices for an Italian hand painted ceramic lamp start at $368 and top out at $15,500 with the average selling for $1,950.

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.