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Satsuma Table Lamp

This is the kind of post where I like to right some wrongs and dispel some errors when it comes to buying antique Satsuma pottery pieces.

If you look on sites like eBay, you will find many Satsuma Table Lamps for sale, which, although they are attractive, they are not what I would call authentic.  They even go so far as to advertise them as "antique" too.

My points are as follows:

  1. The majority of these lamps are made from Satsuma "Style" vases and pots that have been changed to hold a wooden stand and electrical connection.
  2. No right minded antiques collector would wreck an original piece to turn it into a lamp.  They would just be crazy.  Apart from drilling a hole in the base for the electrical cord to run through, they also block off the hole at the top too.
  3. These vases are only imitation Satsuma.  They are produced in the Satsuma style only - so be careful and wary of buying ones that claim to be antique.
  4. You may come across an old lamp from the 40's, after Satsuma pottery became massively popular all over the world, but that is most likely the most antique you will get.  There may be exceptions to this rule, but I think this is right.

So please be aware of my thoughts on this subject and buy knowing exactly what you are getting.

VINTAGE MARBRO JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE TABLE LAMP
VINTAGE MARBRO JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE TABLE LAMP
$149.99
Beautiful Chinese Satsuma Style Porcelain Vase Table Lamp 24
Beautiful Chinese Satsuma Style Porcelain Vase Table Lamp 24
$209.99
Vintage Ornate Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp
Vintage Ornate Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp
$39.00
Antique Japan Satsuma Porcelain Multi Color Moriage Dbl Bulb Vase Table Lamp
Antique Japan Satsuma Porcelain Multi Color Moriage Dbl Bulb Vase Table Lamp
$99.80
Vintage Oriental Chinese Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp Chalkware 28 Tall
Vintage Oriental Chinese Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp Chalkware 28 Tall
$47.50
Chinese Reproduction Satsuma Style Table Lamp Porcelain Vase Shape With Shade
Chinese Reproduction Satsuma Style Table Lamp Porcelain Vase Shape With Shade
$225.00
Antique Satsuma Table Lamp Vase
Antique Satsuma Table Lamp Vase
$139.00
Vintage Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Vase Table Lamp Gold Gilt Hand Painted 28
Vintage Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Vase Table Lamp Gold Gilt Hand Painted 28
$245.00
Satsuma Table Lamp Side Vintage Bird Blue Gold Handpainted cobalt floral ceramic
Satsuma Table Lamp Side Vintage Bird Blue Gold Handpainted cobalt floral ceramic
$74.99

3 replies on “Satsuma Table Lamp”

ich habe eine tischlampe die seit 1933 im familienbesitz ist. sie hat diesen Stempel. und noch im holzfuß den stempel Made in japan. elefant mit göttin eingerollter rüssel wie erfahre ich den wert?

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