Blue and white ceramic portillo table lamp

Oct 04, 2021. 07:21 UTC
Blue and white ceramic Portillo Table Lamp
United States of America

Acquired from

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in a fleur de lys and its collar-like neck and gilt base. It has a little iseIt is 42inches tall from the base to the top of the finial. The base is 8 inches wide. The lamp is 29 inches from the socket to the bottom of the base.


antique store/unknown

Answered within about 4 hours
Oct 04, 11:29 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A French Delft style blue and white porcelain table lamp
probably 1940s-1960s
The shaped baluster body with a white tin-glaze decorated with cobalt-blue diamonds and fleur-de-lys, on a circular wooden(?) base.
42inches tall overall; diameter of base 8 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in very good condition with some possible minor pitting to glaze
PROVENANCE: acquired from a gallery/dealer
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Rhonda guess Oct 05, 01:20 UTC

Hello Delia:
The storeowner had a piece of blue tape on it that said "Portillo" "Ed 600." ???
It is just so beautiful and he thought it did not work, when al he needed was a three-way bulb. I tried to research Portillo lamps. It's a tile, right? Like the little fleur de Lys insets? I got it for a song because he thought it would need rewiring. There is some sort of writing stamped in the metal on the bottom. Maybe I can get a better image.

Delia Oct 05, 22:22 UTC

Hi Rhonda,
It's a beautiful lamp and good for you for outsmarting the storeowner!
I am still not sure what the connection to Portillo is (it's a resort in Chile but that seems to be an unlikely place of origin); I have never heard of any vintage/antique tile place or manufacturer called that. The tin-glaze is very "Delft-ish."

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