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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.

Antique Satsuma vase converted to a table lamp
Antique Satsuma vase converted to a table lamp
$100.00
Vintage Table Lamp Japanese Moriage Satsuma Porcelain Ceramic Vase
Vintage Table Lamp Japanese Moriage Satsuma Porcelain Ceramic Vase
$80.00
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
Antique Japanese Satsuma Bas Relief Vase Table Lamp MUST SEE
Antique Japanese Satsuma Bas Relief Vase Table Lamp MUST SEE
$375.00
Antique Vintage Satsuma Porcelain Metal 24 Japanese Table Lamp
Antique Vintage Satsuma Porcelain Metal 24 Japanese Table Lamp
$160.00
VTG Meiji Era Satsuma Moon Flask Vase Converted to Lamp Dual LIGHTS 22 JAPAN
VTG Meiji Era Satsuma Moon Flask Vase Converted to Lamp Dual LIGHTS 22 JAPAN
$39.99
ANTIQUE SATSUMA MORIAGE TABLE LAMP WITH ORIGINAL PATINA NEW ELECTRIC CORD SHADE
ANTIQUE SATSUMA MORIAGE TABLE LAMP WITH ORIGINAL PATINA NEW ELECTRIC CORD SHADE
$160.00
Lamp Vintage Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp Hand Painted  Gold Trim Solid Brass
Lamp Vintage Japanese Satsuma Table Lamp Hand Painted Gold Trim Solid Brass
$81.24

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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