Tilso was part of L.Batlin and Son, a New York City-based company that was formed sometime prior to 1913. L.Batlin and Son began as dealers of antiques, and following the depression formed the import company Tilso. Importing various ceramic items from Japan, including vases, clocks, dishes and figurines, Tilso was in business until 1976. The name Tilso was derived from the names of the owners wife and daughter, Tillie and Sonia.

Tilso Ship value:  rarity:
As was typical of Japanese ceramics from the time, the quality displayed on this Tilso TV lamp is poor at best. As compared to the American products, it is light, thin, roughly cast and poorly finished. But in spite of a slow start, Japanese makers were soon to dominate the ceramic industry in the U.S. and the world.
Tilso Ship Back view of the Tilso ship.
Tilso label A look at the Tilso label.
Tilso Bluejay TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Tilso made a beautiful, elaborate bluejay TV lamp. Photos courtesy of an eBayer from Colorado.
Tilso Bluejay TV Lamp Back-view of the Tilso bluejay lamp.
Tilso Horse TV Lamp value:  rarity:
This Tilso TV lamp was obviously a response to the popularity of western themes. Photos courtesy of Evelyn Legree from Springfield, MA.
Tilso Horse TV Lamp Back view.
Tilso Horse TV Lamp Here's a good look at the foil Tilso label.
Tilso TV Lamp value:  rarity:
This carriage from Tilso is a departure from standard TV lamp subjects. Photos courtesy of Phyllis from Saint Charles, Missouri.
Tilso TV Lamp Top view.
Tilso TV Lamp The bottom bears the usual foil Tilso label.

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