Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Beautiful antique pottery lamp, marked with incomplete label

In Lamps > Show & Tell and Pottery > Show & Tell.
Lamps1 of 8693McClelland Barclay Lamp duoWelch's/Hazel Atlas - Wine Bottle Lamp - Red - Build Project
Love it
Like it

Faith.kFaith.k loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
mp.kunstmp.kunst loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 10 months ago

    (313 items)

    Hello All!
    I found this today in a most unusual place.
    It’s old! Cloth cord, and just a beautiful piece of pottery.
    The mark may be clear to someone, and maybe someone will also recognize the label,( the lettering looks German? )
    The terra cotta pottery base stands 10 1/2” high,
    It measures 23 1/2” to the top of the finial.
    Look familiar to anyone?
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    See all
    Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp Works
    Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp ...
    Small Antique Louis Tiffany Damascene Harp / Counterbalance Art Glass Lamp Shade
    Small Antique Louis Tiffany Damasce...
    Rare Original Antique c1910 Gorham Bronze & Leaded Glass Table Lamp
    Rare Original Antique c1910 Gorham ...
    Tiffany Studios Leaded Acorn Bronze Lamp Arts Crafts Handel Bradley Hubbard Era
    Tiffany Studios Leaded Acorn Bronze...
    Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp Works
    Tiffany Style Dragonfly Table Lamp ...
    See all


    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 10 months ago
      Very nice Tony. My take would be German studio art pottery from the 40's. Has a Bauhaus look. Richard Uhlemeyer comes to mind but there are a few others. If you could get a bead on that embossed mark that might help zero it in. -Mike-
    2. Budek Budek, 10 months ago
      Thank you, Mike. The 40’s would fit. It has a thick cloth covered cord and a European plug, with an adaptor. I love the color, it has a darker shoulder. The harp is flat, the finial straight and plain.
      I appreciate the comment, Thank You!
    3. Budek Budek, 10 months ago
      Michael, that was a great tip! I think it’s Karlsruhe pottery, date uncertain. I found pieces from the 20’s, 30’s, up to the 60’s. The label is definitely in an older style. We’ll see!
      Thank You!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 10 months ago
      Very nice celadon green colour !~
    5. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 10 months ago
      Beautiful lamp base.

      Yes, the lamp does indeed have the Karlsruhe mark.

      The factory was founded in 1901 as Staatliche Majolika Manufaktur Karlsruhe by Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden on the recommendation of two painters and graphic artists Hans Thoma and Wilhelm Süs as a workshop for ceramic artists.
    6. Budek Budek, 9 months ago
      Thank You PhilDMorris and mp.kunst for the comments and
      Thanks to all for the looks and loves!
      much appreciated!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.