Light My Lamp

 

The advent of  Halogen ceiling downlights, dimmers, ultra minimalism, recessionism and plain dullism seems to have reduced the prevalence of lighting employing ceramic bases. And flatscreen TV’s have removed any chance of a return of the TV lamp. It’s a pity because the presence of the overhead light shade usually enhanced and highlighted the textures and features of the lamp base to great effect. Maybe the outlandish, kitschy 50’s and 60’s ceramic lamps have had their moment, although demand by collectors is unwavering. However modernist, abstract designs never seem to date and the retro outlets and channels are still delivering wonderful pieces.

I have also included a few TV lamps thanks to the wonderful collection at TVLamps.net. These evolved from the earlier radio lamps and peaked in popularity around the 50’s and 60’s. I have included my TV lamp at the bottom of the post, which also fell victim to the installation of a flatscreen TV. I acquired this lustrous Mid-century drip glaze lamp from my local Thrift Shop.

 

Pair of Green Ceramic Lamps

Pair of Green Ceramic Lamps

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Carved white ceramic lamp 1960’s

( Talisman – London  )

 

 

 

 

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Pair of Black and White Pinstripe Murano Glass Lamps set on Lucite Bases – 1970s

( Talisman – London  )

 

 

 

 

 

Art Deco Lamps Classiques En Furniture

Art Deco Lamp

( Classiques En Furniture )

 

 

 

 

Mid-century Ceramic Table Lamp

Mid-century ceramic table lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Single Turquoise Ribbed Ceramic Lamp

Single Turquoise Ribbed Ceramic Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Barsony Ceramics lamp

Barsony Ceramics lamp

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

Bitossi green lamp

Large Bitossi green lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Halier lamp

Carl Halier for Royal Copenhagen
and Triangle Studio

 

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Cat TV Lamp Sun Window

Ceramic Cat TV Lamp Sun Window

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

 

 

Earthenware lamp base with painted underglaze decoration-Gambone-Italy

Earthenware lamp base with painted underglaze decoration – Gambone,Italy

( Freeforms USA )

 

 

 

 

 

Faip figurine TV Lamp

F.A.I.P  figurine TV Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Haeger woman deer lamp

Haeger woman deer lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Keystone Lamp Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Keystone Lamp –  Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Alessio Tasca

Monumental Italian Pottery lamp – Alessio Tasca

( liveauctioneers )

 

 

 

 

 

Kron Turq dancers

Kron “Dancing Couple” TV lamp

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large figural Art Nouveau Lamp

Large figural Art Nouveau Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

le-ann_red

Lee Ann Red Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Lise Vintage Lighting

Lise Vintage Lighting

 

 

 

 

 

Maddux_cockatiel

Maddux of California Retro Cockatoo TV Lamp

( TvLamps.net)

 

 

 

 

Marcello Fantoni Italian Ceramic lamp

Marcello Fantoni Italian Ceramic lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MID CENTURY MODERN SWAG LAMP DANISH 1960S

1950’s Danish Modern ceramic lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Mid Century Table Lamp

Mid Century Table Lamp

( BrooklynStVintage )

 

 

 

 

 

Miramar Kitty lamp

Miramar Abstract Kitty lamp

( TVLamps.net )

 

 

 

 

 

Moorcroft-Lamp-Anna-Lily

Moorcroft Lamp   Anna Lily

 

 

 

 

 

Raymor Ceramic Lamp

Raymor Ceramic Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retro Pottery Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Rooke Stoneware lamp

Bernard Rooke  ( UK ) – Stoneware lamp

( Freeforms USA )

 

 

 

 

 

ceramic-table_lamp

Ceramic Table Lamp Woven Pattern – Jim and Shirl Parmentier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tinkers Moon

Royal Haeger ? Fish Lamp

( Tinkers Moon- Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

Toulon ceramic vase

Toulon ceramic vase

( vaughan designs)

 

 

 

 

 

vim-o-lite_lamp

Vim O Lite lamp

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Turquoise Ballerina Lamp

Vintage Turquoise Ballerina Lamp

 Lise Vintage Lighting )

 

 

 

 

 

Wilshire House Italian Ceramic

Wilshire House Italian Ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monumental ‘Fat Lava’ Swedish Ceramic Glazed Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Italian Retro Pottery Lamp 1950’s

The internal globe emits light from all the windows.

beetle2001cybergreen – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mid-Century Modern Yellow Lamp

( Lise Vintage Shop – Etsy )

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Blue and White Striped Ceramic Lamp 1960s

Italian Blue and White Striped Ceramic Lamp 1960s

( Talisman – London )

 

 

 

 

 

Large Pair of Textured Ceramic Table Lamps

Large Pair of Textured Ceramic Table Lamps

( Talisman – London )

 

 

 

 

 

Tripod japanese ceramic lamp

Tripod Japanese ceramic lamp

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

 

 

 

 

 

MARGAUX Art Deco lamp

MARGAUX Art Deco Table Lamp

( Adelaide Restoration Centre )

 

 

 

 

Black Yellow Barsony Lamp

Black Yellow Barsony lamp and figurine

( Black-Afro – – Flickr )

Large lamp in blue ceramic, opalescent luster glaze

Large lamp in blue ceramic, opalescent luster glaze

( Lise Vintage Shop – Etsy )

Frankart-clock-lamp

Rare Art Deco Frankart Clock with backlight

( Kaletr esty )

Jacques Adnet desk lamp

Jacques Adnet desk lamp

Marcello Fantoni Ceramic Table lamp

Marcello Fantoni Ceramic Table lamp

Poissons Rene Lalique lamp

Poissons Rene Lalique lamp

Suzanne Ramie glazed ceramic table lamp

Suzanne Ramie glazed ceramic table lamp

A Rare Pair of Mustard Glazed Table Lamps

Pair of Mustard Glazed Table Lamps  – 1950’s

Ceramic and metal Table Lamp

Ceramic and metal Table Lamp

French Bronze Lamp

French Bronze Lamp

French Lamp by Roger Capron

Modernist French Lamp by Roger Capron

Martz table lamp with sgraffito

Martz table lamp with sgraffito decoration

Petite French Ceramic Lamp

Petite French Ceramic Lamp – 60’s

Suzanne Ramie Glazed Ceramic Lamp

Suzanne Ramie Glazed Ceramic Lamp

Art Deco Dancer Lamp

Art Deco Dancer Lamp

Elisabeth Joulia Table lamp

Elisabeth Joulia Table lamp

Tulip Tea Cannister Lamp

Tulip Tea Cannister Lamp

Antique chalkware statue base

Antique chalkware statue base, lace and beaded shade

Art Deco Flamingo Lamp

Art Deco Flamingo Lamp

Chale Citrine crystals lamp

Chale Citrine crystals lamp

ÉDOUARD CAZAUX A Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp, circa 1935

ÉDOUARD CAZAUX A Glazed Ceramic And Metal Table Lamp, circa 1935

Frederic Weinberg Swingtime

Swingtime Lamp

Created by  Philadelphia based artist and industrial designer Frederic Weinberg in the 50’s

( Midcenturia.com  )

Marcel Fantoni Lamp

Marcel Fantoni Lamp

Square Section Crackle-ware Lamps

Square Section Crackle-ware Lamps

( Windsor House Antiques }

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West German drip glaze lamp

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  1. Teresa Handel
    Posted May 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I have a Maddux of California vintage pink Cockatoo / Cockatiel TV lamp / planter. Stamped on the back is says, “Made in California. #3712-E 21855″. There are no chips or cracks – it is in mint condition, but I haven’t cleaned it up yet. The planter is filled with dried dirt. However, even the original light fixture works. Any idea how much it is worth?

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  1. By Light My Lamp | ART | Scoop.it on April 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    […] The advent of Halogen ceiling downlights, Flatscreen Tv's, ultra minimalism, recessionism and plain dullism seems to have reduced the prevalence of lighting employing ceramic bases.  […]

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