Auction Mining: Mid-Century Ceramic Lamps

Although my personal preference for lighting tends to lean towards the minimalist style lamps seen from such designers as Pierre Gauriche, Wim Rietveld and Greta Grossman, there is nothing wrong with a strategically placed ceramic lamp or two.  The following is a selection of mid-century ceramic lamps that were available at the time of this post on Etsy and 1stdibs. So if you like something you see- go out and grab it! (Please note, as usual, I link to the storefront only in order to avoid broken links when the item sells).

Quartite Creative Corp lamp. 1960. via Etsy

This lamp has a "night-light" base. via Etsy

Large lamp 32" tall. via Etsy

Pair of table lamps with walnut wood necks. via Etsy

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via Etsy

Pair of Bitossi Raymor argyle lamps. via Duane, NY

Incised Italian table lamps. via Quotient, NY

Color-blocked motif glaze Italian lamp, c 1950's. via Retro Modern, NY

French volcanic glaze table lamp, c. 1950s. via Eric Appel, NY

Large table lamps made in Southern California, c. 1950's. via Cain Modern, CA

3 comments:

Stonecat said...

Well I can kick myself now. Saw one of the Bitossi Raymors a few weeks back and didn't know for sure what it was, priced at $45. Coincidentally I was back at the same shop today and didn't even think to check for it. I come home and see them identified here and listed for $3500 for a pair (not that 1st dibs accurately conveys the 'average' going price). I might just have to find a way back there next week! Thanks...I think!

Mid-Centuria said...

I hate when that happens!

I know the lamps were made for Raymor, but the Bitossi part is an assumption, since I have seen a similar Argyle patterned Bitossi vase.

Ray Garrod said...

Oh WOW, love lamps. These are just so good!.