Deer TV Lamps

So many TV lamps have deer as their subject! I've included a multitude of mammals under this heading, including deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, ibex, gazelle etc.

Cali-Co Ram value:  rarity:
I still say that no one had glazes as beautiful as those by Cali-Co of California. They chose an unusual pose for this ram. Is it wounded or just striking a dramatic pose?
Cali-Co mark Back view. The bottom is marked Cali-Co of Calif 53.
Gilner Deer value:  rarity:
Blue is a seldom seen color on TV lamps, and this one by Gilner is a particularly attractive shade. It's a beautifully sleek lamp with elegant, art-deco styling.
Gilner mark Gilner lamps have a simple manufacturers mark, often with a model number.
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While unmarked, this "doe & fawn" TV lamp looks very much like a Gilner design. Photo courtesy of Shirley from Madison County.
Hollywood Ceramics Deer value:  rarity:
Not found too often, this deer is in a particularly brilliant chartreuse that seems to have been a favorite with the folks at Hollywood Ceramics, as it was used on almost all the products they sold.
Hollywood Ceramics mark Makers mark on the bottom reads "Hollywood Ceramics, Hand Made in California."
Hollywood Ceramics Ram value:  rarity:
A similar style to the deer above, the Hollywood Ceramics ram has a striking finish of black with a white drip glaze.
Hollywood Ceramics Ram Back view of the ram. The bottom is inscribed, "Hollywood Ceramics, Hand Made, Calif".
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Hollywood Ceramics was definitely fond of deer/gazelle/ram designs, and included two on this example. Photos courtesy of an eBay seller from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp This angle shows the light fixture and planter area.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp ...and here it is casting a bit of mood lighting!
Hollywood Ceramics Gazelle value:  rarity:
A seldom-seen Gazelle TV lamp/planter by Hollywood Ceramics. This small lamp was originally set in a metal base.
Kron Deer value:  rarity:
This K209 Deer and Fawn TV or Nite-Lite by Texans Incorporated was derived from a figurine that Howard Kron designed during his time at Midwest Potteries. It is also found in white or black.
Kron marking This one has the usual Kron brand, pardner!
Kron Deer Here's the black version of the Kron deer and fawn lamp. The gold accents are particularly effective against black!
Royal Haeger Ram value:  rarity:
This highly stylized Haeger lamp depicts of what I believe is a ram.
Royal Haeger label On the back is what's left of the Royal Haeger label.
Royal Haeger Ram Same as above in green. Photo courtesy of Maria Kitchen, Arlington Heights, IL
Royal Haeger Impala value:  rarity:
Displaying the same lean form as the lamps above, this one wears a beautiful glaze of green over brown. Photo courtesy of Linda Buchanan, Newbury Park, CA.
Royal Haeger Deer value:  rarity:
A beautifully elegant Royal Haeger deer. Photo courtesy of Maria Kitchen, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Royal Haeger Deer Here's another of the Haeger deer lamps, this time in chartreuse.
Royal Haeger Deer Back view.
Fawn value:  rarity:
Looking rather like a Royal Haeger, this unmarked Fawn could also be from Modern Art Products. Photo courtesy of Woodland Trace Collectibles/Bill Keller, Knoxville, TN.
2 gazelle value:  rarity:
These gazelle are stylish and attractive. Shepherd's book has it incorrectly attributed to Kron, but it's almost certainly a Phil-Mar product.
Gaylite TV lamp value:  rarity:
This one is a frequently seen style of lamp (by Phil-Mar, I believe), but most don't have the New Zealand pedigree of this one from Gaylite! Photos courtesy of Dave Curry from Australia.
Gaylite TV lamp Back view of the Gaylite TV lamp.
Gaylite TV lamp A foil Gaylite label was placed on the protective felt.
Gaylite TV lamp Here's a close-up of the Gaylite label.
deer value:  rarity:
This is one of my favorites. It has a glossy finish, beautiful color, and is richly detailed.
gazelle value:  rarity:
Black with a bit of white glaze, is often found in various other colors. Not much sharpness of detail on this one.
Phil-Mar Deer lamp/planter value:  rarity:
The exaggerated style of this Phil-Mar planter/lamp reminds me of a Royal Hickman design, which it may well be, given that Phil-Mar bought his Royal Hickman Industries in the late '40s.
deer lamp/planter value:  rarity:
This Phil-Mar deer is also a lamp/planter combination and, judging from the number out there, must have been a big seller. The small lamp can also be found in a table lamp version.
Royal Haeger Deer and Fawn value:  rarity:
A small Royal Haeger TV lamp with a fiberglass shade.
Electro Mfg. Fawn value:  rarity:
This one is occasionally found with a label that reads, Genuine Electrolite, Electro Manufacturing Corp. Chicago, Ill. Photo courtesy of Bill Keller, Knoxville, TN.
back view Reverse of the Electro Deer.
Maddux Fawn value:  rarity:
This tiny Maddux Fawn uses a bulb similar to those found on old decorative Christmas lighting. Photos courtesy of Woodland Trace Collectibles/Bill Keller, Knoxville, TN.
back view Back view.
three deer value:  rarity:
The scene depicting three deer on this attractive TV lamp has a certain naive quality. One could imagine it having been copied from a cave painting!
three deer Same as above in green. Photos used by permission of my pals Chad Becker and Jen Adams from Martinsville, IN.
three deer Back view of the green deer TV lamp.
luminart gazelle value:  rarity:
This nice Luminart gazelle can be found in several colors. Photo courtesy of xclntreasures, Belsano, Pennsylvania.
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At almost 17" long and nearly 12" tall, this TV lamp is big! It's simple yet stylish, and I've got to believe that it's from one of the major potteries. Unfortunately, it has no markings of any kind.
Here's a closer look at the deer.
The darker shade of green covers the sides as well as the back. The only escape for light is the small opening at the top, and a very small hand is required to change the bulb!
chalkware deer TV lamp value:  rarity:
This is one of the most common chalkware TV lamps, and is also the most dynamic design. It is marked, "PAN 300". Photos courtesy of Bob Acton, Jasper, IN.
chalkware deer TV lamp Back view of the chalkware deer.
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I just love this Royal Haeger lamp! It has a crazy sort of art-deco/nouveau quality, and is finished with a glaze often used at Haeger. Photos courtesy of Joe and Roberta Mariner from Northern California.
Back view of the "deer and nude" TV lamp.
The small diameter of parts of the lamp make it very prone to for hidden repairs on these!
While missing the Haeger label, the UL label is still present.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp value:  rarity:
While unmarked, I'm reasonably certain that this ram was made by Cameron Clay Products. It is a bold design, with an interesting, somewhat abstract, treatment of the rocky base. Photos courtesy of a collector in New York City.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp Back view of the Cameron ram TV lamp.
Cameron Clay Products TV Lamp And here it is, casting an atmospheric glow!
Bison TV Lamp value:  rarity:
It took a lot of convincing for me to believe that this rare buffalo TV lamp was made by the Morton Pottery Company, but when Burdell Hall produced a vintage Morton catalog showing the bison I had to relent. A highly prized design, it usually sells in excess of $400. The form and airbrushed finish looks very much like something from Lane & Co., and bears no similarity to the other Morton Pottery Co. products.
Bison TV Lamp Back view of the Morton buffalo TV lamp.
Bison TV Lamp This particular lamp must have been sold as a second (or taken home by an employee), because of the severe cracks that occurred during firing. They are clearly a production problem, as the glaze has pulled away from the cracks. This could have been common and, along with the extreme front-heaviness of the design, could have been responsible for low production numbers.
Morton Potteries Catalog Here's a page from a 1950's Morton Pottery Co. catalog showing the buffalo. While it's listed here as a planter, it's clearly the same design. Many thanks to Morton pottery scholar Burdell Hall for the catalog!
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Anyone who isn't impressed by chalkware lamps hasn't seen one in perfect condition...this is a beauty! Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp This Ornamental Arts moose TV lamp just awoke from a few decades in a warehouse...and just removed from its original box! The antlers are plastic.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp Here's the moose's backside.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp One last look at this impressive moose TV lamp.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Similar in design to the moose, this deer TV lamp is another nice design from Ornamental Arts & Crafts. Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp ...and like the moose, this deer lamp is new-old-stock.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp Another picture of the Ornamental Arts deer TV lamp.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp value:  rarity:
I like all of these lamps from Ornamental Arts, but this elk is my favorite! Photos courtesy of Sherry Cooper from Canada.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp Back view.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp This image shows the marking on the elk TV lamp.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp One last look!
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This one has to be the jewel in Ornamental Arts & Crafts crown. After all the reverent views of nature shown above, it's obvious that something different is going on here! Seldom was humor used so blatantly in TV lamp design... and to such great effect. Photos courtesy of Linda Knauss of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp I believe these boys have been on their last hunt!
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp Back view.
Ornamental Arts TV Lamp Note the look of satisfaction. There's no better feeling than returning home from a successful hunt!
Treasure Craft TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Again using the faux-woodgrain look, this Treasure Craft TV lamp was a popular one.
Treasure Craft TV Lamp Back view. This one has been separated from its electrical components.
Treasure Craft TV Lamp The Treasure Craft label can still be found on the base of this example.
Treasure Craft TV Lamp value:  rarity:
This Treasure Craft TV lamp is rare in any color, but the bright red glaze is extraordinary! The metallic content of red glazes made them difficult to fire at high temperatures, so any TV lamp found in a brilliant red (not to be confused with maroon shades) are quite valuable. Photos courtesy of Maureen from Lincoln, California.
Treasure Craft TV Lamp This shot shows the back of the red Treasure Craft lamp.
Premco TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Very art-deco in style, this Premco TV lamp is dated 1954. Photos courtesy of Mike's General Store.
Premco TV Lamp Another look...
Premco TV Lamp Back view.
Haeger Deer TV Lamp value:  rarity:
I wouldn't have guessed this one to be a Haeger design, but then I saw this example wearing the Royal Haeger label. It's one of those designs, popular at Haeger, that could be sold as either a table lamp or TV lamp. Photos courtesy of George Martin of Little Valley, NY.
Haeger Deer TV Lamp Close-up of the foil Royal Haeger label.
Haeger Deer TV Lamp Same Haeger design, this one in brown. Photo courtesy of George Martin of Little Valley, NY.
Haeger Deer Planter/TV Lamp value:  rarity:
This lovely Haeger planter/lamp was also sold as a planter only. Was produced in several colors.
Haeger Deer Planter/TV Lamp Back view.
Haeger Deer Planter/TV Lamp In this view one can see how Haeger could take certain planter designs and easily add a fixture to convert them to TV lamps.
Haeger TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Looking more than a little menacing, the design of this Haeger Deer reveals a strong Egyptian influence. Photos courtesy of Karin from New England.
Haeger TV Lamp Our deer is framed by two planter areas.
Haeger TV Lamp Back view.
McCoy Deer TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Similar in design to certain Beauceware designs, this deer is one of the few TV lamps that can be positively attributed to McCoy Pottery Co.  Photos courtesy of Michael from Roslindale, Massachusetts.
McCoy Deer TV Lamp Back view.
Deer and Fawn TV lamp value:  rarity:
This "deer and fawn" TV lamp can be found in several colors. Probably made by Phil-Mar, but I wouldn't rule out Gilner. Photos courtesy of Lauren Bachar.
Deer and Fawn TV lamp Detail view.
Deer and Fawn TV lamp Back view.
Phil-Mar Gazelle value:  rarity:
Phil-Mar released more than one gazelle TV lamp, but this one was particularly popular. Photos courtesy of Tracay Paddock.
Phil-Mar Gazelle Back view.  Phil-Mar also made this design in a table lamp version.
Two Gazelle value:  rarity:
This "two gazelle" TV lamp has me stumped. (I don't know that they're gazelle, as I'm not really up on my deer-like mammals) This one is clearly a quality item, but I can't figure who the maker was. It could be Haeger, Phil-Mar, Beauceware or Gonder, but I'm really at a loss. Photos courtesy of eBay seller, beardnlady.
Two Gazelle Side view.  This baby is 14" tall!
Two Gazelle Back view.
Lane Deer value:  rarity:
Maddux of California did a number of designs, lamps and figurines, that featured long-necked deer. Perhaps inspired by those, Lane & Co. produced this TV lamp. Photos courtesy of eBay seller, pugdog53.
Lane Deer The back of the Lane deer lamp.
Lane Deer This close-up shows the planter and small lamp fixture.
Lane Deer Here's the Lane and Co. label.
Rosemeade Deer TV Lamp value:  rarity:
A highly coveted TV lamp, this Rosemeade deer is rare. Photos courtesy of eBay seller, ibselln1.
Rosemeade Deer TV Lamp Back view.
Rosemeade Deer TV Lamp Close-up.
Luminart TV lamp value:  rarity:
I haven't a clue as to what sort of critter Luminart intended this to be, but it's pretty cool!
Luminart TV lamp Back view of the Luminart TV lamp.

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