My grandma was an artist. I mostly identified her as a painter, though she was a gifted writer, could sew, crochet, and was just all around creative as heck.
These lamps were part of her home for as long as I can remember; she worked at a ceramics shop and was able to get figurines and whatnot and paint them. Some of my favorite things are figurines that she painted, and these lamps are included. She also had Blue Boy & Pinkie lamps, but I don't know what happened to them--or if she even painted them. I think we had them at our house for awhile, when I was growing up.
Figurines as lamps is such a grandma thing, but I think it's cool.