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authentic, mid century TV Lamp is made by the fabulous mid century TV lamp manufacturer:
Miramar Pottery Co. of Los Angeles, California. This famous and fabulous
company is out of business now, but it was an active pottery shop in Los Angeles, California
that started in 1952 and closed business around the 1970’s.
combination of gracefulness and attitude in this creation makes this one of the
most intriguing lamps I have ever seen. Delicate and devilish.
cat was created to be a TV Lamp. Behind the cat is a dark green vase that has Miramar stamped on the
back. There is an oval, paper sticker on the inside of the vase that says
“Inspected Portable Lamp”.
century, people used to put these decorative TV lamps on top of their
televisions. When the TV lamps were on, folks believed the indirect light eased
eyestrain from the television glare. If you watch old black and white movies,
you will see these little gems as a part of the interior landscape. This lamp
is between 60 to 80 years old.
Lamp collectors classify this lamp as “rare and unusual” – and whoever designed
this lamp really understood cat’s personalities. The cat’s face has cold glaze paint on the
eyes, mouth and whiskers. The cat’s little feet also have some paint features
purchased this lamp about twenty years ago with the electric cord removed and a
small chip on the cat’s left cheek, between the cat’s left eye and mouth
(pictured). The ceramic color is grey and the underlying ceramic are similar in
color, which makes the chip difficult to see, so I had to take the pictures in
different light settings so you can clearly see the chip. However, I loved the
lamp so much I purchased it back then for $65 to enjoy “as is.”
the chip, the lamp is in excellent condition and it
measures 7 inches wide, 12 inches high and 8 inches deep.
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