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Vintage Seashell TV Lamp on Ocean Waves 1950's - Collectors Alert: Unique Lamp!
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Item condition:
Used
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Jul 31, 2012
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US $12.50
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Item location:
Savannah, GA, United States

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251113610986
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vintage retro mid century: ocean lamp 1950 seashell

This is a mid century TV Lamp (1950’s) featuring an emerald green seashell with ocean waves under the shell. Mid century, people used to put these decorative TV lamps on top of their televisions. When the TV lamps were on at night, folks believed the indirect light eased eyestrain from the television glare. If you watch old black and white movies, you will see some of these little gems as a part of the interior landscape.  
This particular TV lamp is most unusual because of its size: it measures only 9 inches high, 5 inches wide and 4 inches deep. The typical TV Lamp is large and hulking, but this TV lamp is unique and petite. Ah, you ask, “Who is the manufacturer of this lamp?” I have searched high and low for the answer to that question because the lamp is not marked. Because of the glaze color and the stylization, I would most likely attribute it to Luminart Potteries or Modern Art Products. It is one of the most unusual TV Lamps I have encountered!

This little lamp is in excellent condition. It almost looks like someone put it in storage for the last 60 years. As you can see in the pictures, the electric lamp parts are very old. I believe they are original to the lamp and are still operational. The switch is a push button in the back of the lamp.

Shipping ~~~ Shipping is a big concern with fragile, antique items. I will carefully pack and pad this lamp with extra materials to assure safe delivery. I spend a lot of time to thoughtfully pack my TV lamps, so be confident that it will arrive safely to you – please check my feedback to see how well I have shipped my past items.  Please pay via Pay Pal within four days of the auction's end. Thank you!      

 

 

 

For sale is a chartreuse-green mid century TV Lamp – this lamp is probably 60 to 80 years old. Mid century, people used to put these little decorative TV lamps on top of their televisions. When the lamps were on at night, folks believed the indirect light eased eyestrain from the television glare.  

 

TV Lamps are iconic mid-century and if you watch old black and white movies, you will see some of these little gems as a part of the interior landscape.  

 

This lamp is the Lamp Crafts sailboat with a gold crest on one of the sails, featuring a shield with scrolls on either side. Above the shield is a helmet from a coat of arms from the middle ages. There is some slight rub wear on the coat of arms, as you can see in the pictures. The boat is also gilded in gold and there are gold highlights on the sails.

 

OK. If all of that gold isn’t enough for you, there is another feature to this TV Lamp: when you light the lamp up, light shines between the sails and out six portholes in the ship. At some point in its TV Lamp life, someone put in red, heat resistant gels, so the light shining between the sails looks like a red sunset.

 

All of this drama in one TV lamp!

The lamp measures 10 inches long, 5 inches wide and about 9 ½ inches high at the top of his back. As you can see in the pictures, the electric lamp parts are very old but they still work after 60+ years. The switch is a turn button, old plastic type material on one side of the lamp. It was a little bit of a challenge for me to insert the light bulb in the lamp, but it does work.

This lamp is in excellent condition and is ready to set sail to your home!

Shipping ~~~ Please read!  

I will carefully pack and pad this lamp with extra materials to assure safe delivery. I have a flat shipping charge of $18 on this auction, so please consider this when you bid. I have started the bidding price low to offset the cost of shipping. I will spend a lot of time to carefully pack this lamp, so be confident that it will arrive safely to you – please check my feedback to see how well I have shipped my past items.     

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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