Ceramic Lamp With White Globe From Garbage
To me, it looks like the work of an amateur potter with reasonably good skills. The biggest tipoff is how the inside top is finished with a piece of bare wood that appears to be caulked around the perimeter, and the threaded rod is left bare. Even though this is all hidden when the globe is in place, a lamp made by a skilled potter, whether as a one off or for commercial production, would have a cap, often brass, on the opening and either a pipe threaded at the ends only, or a plain pipe covering the threaded pipe.
The incised lines on the base look a bit like an afterthought, too. I like the green glaze but the dark brown looks a bit muddy.
It's not bad at all. It has decent proportions and the flare at the top is nice. I kinda wish the globe was bigger but hey, if you like it, great! It certainly echoes that print behind it in a pleasing way.
Thank you spanky, objectworship & retrolampguy. Your combined knowledge is much appreciated. I think you are right, this is a homemade piece with a commercial globe. I'll play around with globe sizes in addition to trying out different MCM shades to see which combination looks best. Even though it's an amateur piece, I really like it & am amazed it was thrown in the trash.
This place has unfinished brass lamp caps in a zillion sizes, though i wish they were more flat. If you use unfinished brass, it'll darken to a vintage look that will work well with the earthy glaze colors.
Aunt Mark: I'm going to keep it as a lamp as the bottom is open with no base. I also feel the artist intended it to be a lamp.
Spanky: Thx for the lead on brass lamp caps.
Objectworship: No offense taken. I know your quote was meant to be funny! I love finding things that match my design aesthetic. If it comes from the trash, thrift store, re-seller or auction, it's all good to me. It's the piece (and the price) that matter most.