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A Pair of Table Lamps by Soholm Pottery
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of table lamps by Soholm Pottery, Denmark, circa 1970. Glazed and unglazed stoneware. Marked by hand: 1029 Soholm Denmark Stendt.J Newly rewired, shade not included. Can be so...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

  • A Pair of Table Lamps by Soholm Pottery
  • A Pair of Table Lamps by Soholm Pottery
  • A Pair of Table Lamps by Soholm Pottery
  • A Pair of Table Lamps by Soholm Pottery
H 26 in. W 4.75 in. D 4.75 in.
Ceramic Base Table Lamp by Pottery Accolay French 1970 Handmade
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Accolay pottery French ceramic table lamp with white ceramic glaze color. Signed under the base. Original perfect condition. Electric system is new, with electricity in the ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Table Lamp by Soholm Pottery
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Long Island City, NY
A table lamp by Soholm Pottery, Denmark, circa 1970. Glazed stoneware.Measures: H-18" with out socket. Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

  • Table Lamp by Soholm Pottery
  • Table Lamp by Soholm Pottery
  • Table Lamp by Soholm Pottery
  • Table Lamp by Soholm Pottery
H 18 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Accolay Pottery Brown Ceramic Table or Floor Lamp Base Modern, 1970s
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Accolay, circa 1970. Important ceramic table or floor lamp base signed under the base. Electric system is new. Measures: Height 56cm without electric system. With electr...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic

1970s Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1970s pottery table lamp with brushed brass accents. Wired for the US and in working condition. Harp, 4”Dia x 7”H. Socket, 14”H. Marked CBP. Cornwall Bridge Pottery.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

  • 1970s Pottery Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pottery Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pottery Table Lamp
  • 1970s Pottery Table Lamp
H 19 in. Dm 7 in.
Haico Nitzsche for Soholm Pottery Danish Modern Chestnut Table Lamp, 1970s
By Soholm Pottery, Haico Nitzsche
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish Mid Century Modern large circular golden chestnut, amber and black colored stoneware ceramic table lamp with two sculptural "slices" on each side. Designed by Haico Nitzsche f...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Pottery Blue Handcrafted Table Lamp German 1970 Adjustable Studio Lamp
Located in Epfach, DE
A beautiful handcrafted pottery table lamp with beautiful blue tones and some copper tones which give a special appearance and surface. The height can be adjusted. The electrics are...
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Vintage 1970s German Table Lamps

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Pottery

1970s French Large Scale Freeform Red Pottery Lamp
Located in Aspen, CO
1970s French large scale freeform red and multi-color pottery lamp. Woven Ivory lampshade.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

1970s Art Pottery Vase as a Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A 1970s art pottery vase with blue drip glaze over a sand glaze ground, with duck egg speckles throughout, now converted as a lamp. Please note that the lampshade is not included,...
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Late 20th Century English Table Lamps

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Pottery

Pair of California Art Pottery 1970s Table Lamps
Located in New York, NY
An original pair of 1970s, California, Mid-Century Modern art pottery stoneware table lamps. The ball shaped ceramic lamps are done in muted colors of beige, brown, and blue. Newly r...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Spherical Scandinavian Modern Pottery Table Lamp, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Large Spherical ceramic table light decorated with earthy drip glazes. The light features a partially perforated corpus, shade holder and on/of switch to the cord. It was made in Den...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Light base by Joseph Simon for SOHOLM, Denmark 1970
By Soholm Pottery, Joseph Simon
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic table light base Producer: SOHOLM, Denmark Design: Joseph Simon Decade: 1970s This original vintage ceramic Pottery light bas...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Pottery

Big Ceramic Lamp by Accolay, circa 1960-1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A big ceramic lamp with glazes decoration. Perfect original dimensions. Signed under the base, circa 1960-1970. Sold with a new European electrification. Dimensions are mentione...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Ceramic

A big ceramic lamp by Accolay, circa 1960-1970.
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A big ceramic lamp with glazes decoration. Perfect original dimensions. Signed under the base, circa 1960-1970. Sold with a new European electrification. Dimensions are mentione...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

1970s Resin Lamp Butterfly Ceramic Inclusion by Accolay
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Marseille, FR
Accolay lamp ceramic and resin inclusion of butterfly and foliage 1970s vintage. Base of ceramic with glass inclusion.
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Vintage 1960s French Floor Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Glass, Resin

David Cressey Olive Green Ceramic Table Lamp for Architectural Pottery
By David Cressey, Architectural Pottery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Similar lampshade included Ceramic table lamp designed by David Cressey for Architectural Pottery in California in the 1970s. This elegant midcentury table lamp with brown speckle...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Wood, Walnut

1970s French Studio Pottery Bottle Vase as a Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A 1970s studio pottery vase of bottle neck form, with duck egg blue glaze to the body and dark umber glaze to the neck, now converted as a lamp. Please note that the lampshade is ...
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Late 20th Century French Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp by Accolay, circa 1960-1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A sculptural ceramic table lamp by Accolay. Signed under the base. Perfect original conditions. Unique piece, circa 1960-1970. Sold with a new European electrical system.
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Big Pink Pottery Table Lamp by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, 1970s
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Very large and fully glazed Faience table lamp. Besides the white ribbon its pink - very pink. It features an on/off switch to its socket. It was manufactured and designed in-house a...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

David Cressey Architectural Pottery 'Editions' Lamp, 1970
By David Cressey
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A nice California design geometric form one-off or limited production piece made with Cressey's own stoneware "formula clay" and a wonderful turquoise glaze on a redwood base sma...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

1970s Bernard Rooke Brown Pottery Table Lamp with Custom White Lampshade
Located in Aspen, CO
1970s UK brown organic design pottery lamp with custom white lampshade by Bernard Rooke.
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Vintage 1970s British Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Vintage Pottery Table Lamp by Rosenthal, Germany, 1970s
By Rosenthal
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hand glazed ceramic table light from Rosenthal's Studio-Line. Designed and manufactured in Germany during the early 1970s. Some auction houses attributed this design to Bjorn Wiinbla...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Black Ginger Jar Ceramic Pottery and Brass Table Lamps, 1970s, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A stunning and substantial pair of black ceramic pottery 'ginger jar' table lamps with brass hardware and black lacquer wood bases, circa 1970s. Lamps hold two bulbs each with on/off...
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Vintage 1970s Chinoiserie Table Lamps

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Brass

1970s French Ivory Pottery Lamp with Brown & Green Accents and Custom Lampshade
Located in Aspen, CO
1970s French ivory pottery lamp with brown and accents and geometric design. Custom white lampshade. Signature by the designer on the lamp.
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Vintage 1970s European Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Accolay Brown Ceramic Table Lamp with Flower Decoration Midcentury, circa 1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Accolay Brown ceramic table lamp with pottery colors effects. Excellent original condition. Electric system is new and ok. Light inside the pottery base. Sold without ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Ceramic Table Lamp by Soholm, 1970's
By Noomi Backhausen, Soholm Pottery
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Large ceramic lamp by Soholm Pottery, Designed by Noomi Backhausen Signed: Soholm Denmark, Noomi. Denmark, circa 1970. New shade Measures: Ceramic height 54 cm / 21.2 in. To...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Fabric

1970s Studio S Pottery Lamp, Lewis and Eric Snyder Master Potters
By Lewis and Eric Snyder
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning, dramatic "EARTH SPHERE," Studio art pottery table lamp hand-crafted in Murfreesboro TN, by Lewis and Eric Snyder, Stamped S S (Snyder Studio) on bottom, tested and electric...
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Vintage 1960s American Brutalist Table Lamps

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Pottery, Stoneware

Studio Pottery Ceramic Lamp Signed " Brown " circa 1970
By David Cressey, Robert Maxwell
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Studio Pottery ceramic lamp Signed " Brown " circa 1970.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Ceramic Lamp with Brown Glaze Decoration, Signed under the Base, 1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic lamp with brown glaze decoration. Signed under the base "Accolay", circa 1970. Perfect original conditions.  
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Lamp with White-Grey Glaze by Accolay, circa 1960-1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic lamp with white-grey glaze by Accolay. Perfect original conditions. Sold with a new electrical system. circa 1960-1970. Dimensions are mentioned without electrical system.
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Pottery Table Lamp with Globe Shade, 1970s
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
Art pottery French ceramic table lamp with a white glass globe shade. Measures: Lamp base D 25 cm, lamp + globe height 70 cm, globe D 30 cm.
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Late 20th Century French Table Lamps

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Ceramic, Milk Glass

Scandinavian Architectural Pottery Table Lamp with Blue Glaze, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Exceptional table lamp by an anonymous Scandinavian ceramist. It features delicate blue speckled glaze reminiscent of Gunnar Nylund and architectural features to the exposed and text...
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

Ceramic Table Lamp, Signed Le Vieux Moulin, to Vallauris, circa 1960-1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A ceramic lamp, signed "Le Vieux Moulin" to Vallauris. Perfect original conditions, circa 1960-1970. Sold with a new European electrification. Dimensions are mentioned only for t...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Large Pottery Lamp
Located in Providence, RI
Large pottery lamp in orange/red mottled glaze, circa 1970. Newly rewired (as all of our lighting is) with rayon wrapped braided cord. Measures 32" tall x 10" wide. Body height is 19...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

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Brass

  • Large Pottery Lamp
  • Large Pottery Lamp
  • Large Pottery Lamp
  • Large Pottery Lamp
H 32 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Brown and large ceramic stoneware table or floor lamp designed by Accolay 1970
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Accolay French brown ceramic table lamp. Elegant stoneware brown color. Original perfect conditions. Electric system is new and ok. Sold without lamp shade. Ceramic dimension :...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Bitossi Pottery Mid Century Table Lamp
By Bitossi
Located in La Grange, IL
Bitossi pottery mid century table lamp This piece measures: 5.75 wide x 5.75 deep x 32.5 inches high and weighs 9.1 pounds The top section of this lamp was repaired (visible in...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Pottery

  • Bitossi Pottery Mid Century Table Lamp
  • Bitossi Pottery Mid Century Table Lamp
  • Bitossi Pottery Mid Century Table Lamp
  • Bitossi Pottery Mid Century Table Lamp
H 32.5 in. W 5.75 in. D 5.75 in.
Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp with Shade
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Interesting studio pottery lamp with shade.
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Vintage 1970s North American Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp with Shade
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp with Shade
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp with Shade
  • Vintage Studio Pottery Lamp with Shade
H 38 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Big Ceramic Lamp, by Sars Pottery, circa 1960-1970
By La Borne Potters
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A big ceramic lamp by Sars Pottery. Perfect original conditions. Signed under the base, circa 1960-1970. Sold with a new European electrical system. Dimensions are mentionned on...
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Table Lamps

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Ceramic

Accolay Lamp
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
available in NY lampe base height 16" diameter 8 3/4"
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

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Copper

  • Accolay Lamp
  • Accolay Lamp
  • Accolay Lamp
  • Accolay Lamp
H 35.5 in. Dm 16 in.
Noomi Backhausen, Large Hand Painted Stoneware Lamp, Søholm, Bornholm, 1970s
By Noomi Backhausen, Soholm Pottery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A large studio-made, and hand painted table lamp. Designed and made by Noomi Backhausen. Produced for Søholm Keramik, Bornholm, Denmark, 1960s. Painted in an abstract green / white /...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Stoneware

Jean Roger Faux Marble Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Fairfax, VA
French 1970s pottery table lamp by Jean Roger.
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Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery, Silk

Pair of Unusual Fat Drip Glazed Oil Jar Form Table Lamps
By Sunset Lamps
Located in Miami, FL
Reduced for SATURDAY SALE from $1500.....Large in form and uniqueness, this pair of oil jar form table lamps have a wonderful very textured glaze and a myriad array of soft swirled c...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Table Lamp by Soholm
By Soholm Pottery
Located in Long Island City, NY
A table lamp designed by Einar Johansen for Soholm Pottery, Denmark, circa 1970. Glazed stoneware. Existing wiring, rewiring available upon request.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Stoneware

  • Table Lamp by Soholm
  • Table Lamp by Soholm
  • Table Lamp by Soholm
  • Table Lamp by Soholm
H 19 in. Dm 6.3 in.
Italian Mid Century Yellow Pottery Table Lamps - A Pair
Located in La Grange, IL
Italian Mid Century Yellow Pottery Table Lamps - A Pair Each lamp measures 7 wide x 7 deep x 30 inches high and weighs 6.5 pounds This Lamp is in Excellent Vintage Condition. ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Large Floor Lamp with Ceramic Leg by Ateliers Accolay
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Paris, FR
Floor lamp by Les ateliers Accolay made up with a ceramic leg and a shade in resin decorated by ferns. There are two bulbs, one in the shade and the other one in the ceramic leg, ...
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Vintage 1970s French Floor Lamps

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Resin, Ceramic

Ceramic, Rope, and Resin Floor Lamp by Les Ateliers Accolay
By Accolay Pottery
Located in Paris, FR
Large lamp by Les ateliers Accolay made up with a ceramic leg and a conical shade in rope and resin. There is are two bulbs, one in the shade and the other one in the ceramic leg, ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Ceramic, Rope, Resin

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

Materials

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

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Swan Neck Studio-Crafted Danish Pottery Lamp
Located in Bellport, NY
An unusual hand thrown and hand brushed Danish pottery lamp, with swirls of rich espresso, three tones of brown. A tall swan-like neck and bulbous bottom. The measurement to the top ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Fantastic Gambone Fantoni Italian Pottery Horse And Rider Lamp
By Gambone Fantoni
Located in Pemberton, NJ
OUTSTANDING SIGNED GAMBONE FANTONI POTTERY LAMP WITH HORSE AND RIDER. THE POTTERY IS GORGEOUS!!-THIS IS THE FIRST PIECE OF FANTONI THAT I HAVE HAD SO THESE PIECES MUST BE VERY RARE!...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Lamps

Art Pottery Table Lamp Dancing Nude Ladies 1979 Artist Signed One of a Kind
Located in FR
Artist-signed table lamp dancing nude ladies 1979 one of a kind Unusual French Basque Studio Art Pottery In good vintage condition This can be rewired to USA or UK and EU standa...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Lavender Iridescent Drip-Glaze Pottery Table Lamps
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of large bodied gourd form lavender and pink iridescent drip glaze pottery table lamps that are nearly 14" in diameter. Brass stem and double socket cluster, sold sans shades.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

American Craft Movement High Gloss "Brushstroke" Art Pottery Table Lamp
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Larger Organic Modern Far East Influenced Glazed Art Pottery "Brush Stroke" Table Lamp, 1970's. Featuring a handcrafted glazed ceramic form enhanced with exuberant White brush work ...
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Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Monumental Brent Bennett Studio Pottery Lamp Walnut Vintage Mid-Century
By Brent Bennett
Located in Washington, DC
There is no signature on lamp that I can find. Lamp Body is in Excellent Condition without any damage. Walnut base and cap. Please Note: The shade shown in the images is in poor c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic, Walnut

Brown Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Light Cari Zalloni for Steuler Germany, 1970s
By Steuler, Cari Zalloni
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic table light Producer: Steuler, Germany Designer: Cari Zalloni Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage ceramic Potte...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

XL Fat Drip Glaze Brown Abstract Design Pottery Lamps Mid-Century Modern, Pair
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Beautiful extra large pair of drip glaze pottery midcentury lamps. This pair measures 30” tall x 14” wide with the pottery height about 15”. This pair is a close match with slightly ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Red Ceramic Studio Pottery Table Light by Cari Zalloni for Fohr, Germany 1970s
By Fohr, Cari Zalloni
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic table light Producer: F, Germany Designer: Cari Zalloni Decade: 1970s This original vintage ceramic Pottery light base was ...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Asian Style Lamps
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of Asian style table lamps. Wired for US.
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

  • Pair of Asian Style Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Style Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Style Lamps
  • Pair of Asian Style Lamps
H 35 in. W 10 in. D 10 in.
Lapid Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp
By Lapid
Located in Chicago, IL
A uncommon sculptural ceramic table lamp by Lapid Pottery, Israel circa 1970s. This striking table lamp features a beautiful terracotta glaze over ceramic. The lamp has a vertical te...
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Vintage 1970s Israeli Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • Lapid Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Lapid Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Lapid Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp
  • Lapid Sculptural Ceramic Table Lamp
H 28 in. W 11.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Stoneware Drip Glaze Table Lamp by David Cressey
By Gordon Martz
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century Modern stoneware lamp on walnut base. Abstract textured decorative surface. Working, clean, and original condition, shade not included. Height dimension in listing is to...
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Vintage 1970s American Table Lamps

Materials

Pottery

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Pottery Lamps 1970 For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic pottery lamps 1970 available at 1stDibs. Each pottery lamps 1970 for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, pottery and metal. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect pottery lamps 1970 — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right pottery lamps 1970, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Accolay Pottery, Soholm Pottery and David Cressey each produced at least one beautiful pottery lamps 1970 that is worth considering.

How Much is a Pottery Lamps 1970?

The average selling price for a pottery lamps 1970 at 1stDibs is $1,500, while they’re typically $20 on the low end and $8,500 for the highest priced.

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.