The paint on these is not well done at all. It looks like they did it quick fast unprofessional job on these. The paint overlaps in areas where it should not. The shoes that appear to be red in the photo are in fact pink! I had to give this a 3 star because of the bad paint job on the lamp. If it was not for that it would be a 5 star. Be advised that the shoes are pink not red as pictured in the listing. :(
How can lamps be fantastic you might ask. Well, I wasn't expecting them to be as large as they are nor as pretty neither. The lamp shade itself is quite impressive and all in all, I couldn't be happier. While the outside box of this package was rather flimsy, it did manage to hold up all the way from China without any damage to the contents. The packaging on the inside is quite sufficient so that these ceramic beauties were completely undamaged. The shades, which could be considered equally as fragile were also in perfect condition. All parts and pieces necessary to construct were included. So were instructions if you've never put a lamp together before. The glaze on the lamp is not perfect. So my guess is that the reason why mine were around $200 less than the listed price was because they are seconds. Even still, the minor flaws are virtually invisible from a short distance and the overall statement is not distracted from the lamp. It's possible that the glaze was brush applied and not air brushed, leaving the slight marking where the brush stoped on the pottery. None the less, my husband and I are very happy with these beauties. They would be perfect in any room you want some good lighting and some thing a little natural, rustic or to go with Craftsman or Mission style decor.
This lamp is quite lovely, but the part that connects the base to the light bulb area did not connect well on one of the two that I ordered. I was able to get it to "stick" for a while but it easily dislodges. When it is together and not listing it is beautiful, though, and so I am keeping them. Also, the lampshades are a little darker than I expected, so I swapped them for some similar white ones that I had.
I'm happy with the lamp. However, a couple of issues that are inaccurate that might matter to someone else. First, the bulb is not included as it states. Second, the warning label says not to use over a 40w bulb. The listing says use a 60w.
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