Mid-Century Black & Gold Teardrop Table Lamp

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Posted on February 23, 2016.

High-gloss black table lamp with hand-painted gold accents, ca 1960s, Painterly, gold bulls-eye swooshes with textural, applied “dots” on atomic-style base.

This fun table lamp scores on every note! It is unique, so you won’t see it in any franchised retailer. And it will fit the bill in so many interior settings and applications. The black ceramic lamp was fired with hand-painted gold circles with hand-applied raised, textural bulls eye dots. All highlighted by a high gloss glaze! Painted brass, mid-century atomic base hints at Art Deco as well with its ball feet suspending the lamp above the base.

Perfect size for table, desk, dresser, bar, console, chest..? Check!
On-trend – black with shiny, glam gold..? Check
Unique, atomic lamp but not too kitschy..? Check!
Interesting look that you won’t see everywhere you turn..? Check!
Great for just about everyone, even teens or tweens..? Check!
Will it hold its own with multiple shade styles – vintage or current..? Check!


Lampshade photos are for reference only unless noted otherwise.
I am happy to supply lampshade dimensions or assist with lampshade sourcing.
Please inquire for details.


My Mid-Century Black and Gold Dot Lamp is absolutely
ready to Let Your Style Shine!

The question is: Are you..?!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by Lise Vintage Lighting!

OVERALL: Excellent vintage condition.

CERAMIC: No sign of wear on glazed surface. No chips, cracks, crazing or evidence of repairs.

ELECTRICAL: This lamp has been rewired and is ready to ship. It has a new 3-way lamp socket and a new vinyl cord/plug in Bright Gold (blends well with base).

HARDWARE: Original brass neck hardware has some spotty patina which has been treated to stop further tarnish (see last photo). The base appears to have been painted by previous owners. I have sealed it to prevent further tarnish that was likely the reason for the paint. It is in very good condition.



15.75"High (bottom of socket) x 7"Diam.

100 Watt Max. 3-way ( if incandescent)
Standard, Edison/screw-style socket fitting (incandescent, CFL or LED)

Watts refer to energy used/heat released, not brightness of the light emitted. Use of a cooler-burning CFL or or LED (fewer watts utilized to illuminate), regardless of how you feel about them with regard to environmental impact, will allow you to gain more lumens (brighter light output) while also prolonging the life of the paint finish of your ‘new’ vintage lamp.
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Shades are for display purposes only and therefore not included, unless specifically stated otherwise. I often carry vintage shades however, which you will find available for purchase separately in my Lamp Shade Section.

8.25 % sales tax will be added at checkout for Texas residents.

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