Signed White Porcelain and Gilt Hand Painted Table Lamp

Jul 08, 2021. 08:16 UTC
Signed White Porcelain and Gilt Hand Painted Table Lamp
United States of America

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This is a large porcelain lamp with leaves painted on the face and a signature. It has a porcelain base and wonderful gilt trim that is wearing in some sections. This lamp is older with a plug that could be mid-century or earlier. It presents incredibly well with an added white shade. It measures 33 inches tall from base to final and 5 inches by 5 inches wide. The lamp's harp is old and unattractive with deep oxidation, but could be replaced. The signature is a little difficult because it appears to be written with a brush.



bought at an L.A. antique store/unknown provenance

Answered within about 3 hours
Jul 08, 11:37 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$0 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 vintage botanical hand-painted porcelain vasiform table lamp
Possibly European, mid 20th Century
Of baluster form, the body painted with botanical decoration, signed indistinctly O---, on a socle and square plinth base.
33 inches overall height, base 5 by 5 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in excellent condition
PROVENANCE: acquired at an L.A. antique store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Rhonda guess Jul 08, 14:04 UTC

Hi Delia:
Every now and then, I see hand painted lamps that are reminiscent of this one, but they do not come over as well aesthetically. Just nont as attractive. They often have a signature, too. But I have never seen the facets on procelain, just on brass, nor have I seen this type of porcelain base in my collecting. The ones I have seen fall short of this presentation. And yes, it has a felt bottom to answer your question. They seem like they "belong together," but maybe some clever person decided to convert the base to accompany the vase. The cords looks older. Wish I could read that signature. :)

Delia Jul 10, 21:22 UTC

Me too!
I've updated the main field so this is properly catalogued for you.

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