Handel Shade Ring

145

Here is a Handel shade ring. Fits the standard shade opening of 3 3/4" to 4". Has the typical signature "Handel Lamps" and the US Patent Number. Excellent Condition.


Handel 5" Shade Support

260

Here is the Handel 5" shade support used for the Handel floor lamps. Good old patina with finale. Can also be used with Handel hangers. Is rare and of the arts and crafts style.


Highest Quality Leather

190

Here for your consideration is the very highest quality leather for your furniture, chairs, stools, sofas etc. We have specialized in the arts and crafts industry with the exact dark brown color, texture and quality that was used in that opulent era of Gus Stickley with all the Stickley Bros, Roycroft, Limbert, Harden and all the others. These hides are approx. 50 square feet.
Each hide is $190.00 which is much less then can generally be found and generally not of superior quality. Shipping in the US is $15.
We also have the dark brass nails with the 3/4" domed head. Also have the 5/8" for stools. These nails ?old stock? were purchased directly from the 150 year old American company of Seymore & Turner that supplied these very same nails to Gustav Stickly. These nails are shown time and time again in the Gus books used on the Gus leather covered chairs, tables and foot stools.
S&T stopped producing these Gus nails many decades ago; these are old but unused stock. When these are gone, they are gone forever. $1.35 each.


Lamp Cord, Handel - Tiffany Era

35

The bar has just been raised for lamp repair. For those lamp aficionados out there, here is the greatest wear out piece on the lamp and the one that has the highest potential hazard factor for failure and fire. Here is the chance to replace all those worn, frayed cords with the proper rayon wound, double insulated cord. Offered in brown and gold. This cord is a generous eight feet long. Add $2 for each additional foot beyond eight feet. The cords are attached to a replacement Bakeolite wall plug with face insulator. The wire is captured and sealed to the plug with the added feature "shrink tape" which also inhibits wear at the wall connection. Extra plugs alone are $6 each. Shipping and insurance on any sale is $5. This is your best lamp investment one could make and the best proactive safety decision for one's family.


Handel TeePee Cap And Finial

150

Here is a very nice Handel Teepee heat cap with finale. Nice dark patina. This is the heat cap found on the better handel lamps.


Emeralite Shade

175

Here is a very nice emeralite shade that will fit all those harp and hanging lamps that have lost their shades along the way. This is an old vintage antique emeralite cased green glass oil student lamp shade globe. This measures 9 7/8" in diameter and 3 1/4" outside and 2 7/8" inside in diameter at the shades top and 5 7/8" tall. This globes emerald green cased flash two color hand blown and milkglass blown inside. Good condition no cracks or chips but does have a very small flea bite see pictures. The color thrown off is that deep tamoshanter green, not the lighter color that has some blue mixed in. This would make a great addition to your collection. Also i have a 3 1/4" fitter to make it a hanger, complete with socket, acorn chain pull and chain, however not included here.


Stickley Arts And Crafts Nails

1.25 /

This is a group of 50, 3/4" bronze upholstery nails with heavy shank. Made by the 125 year old company "Seymour and Turner" that supplied these very same nails to Gustav Stickly. These nails are shown time and time again in the Gus books used on the Gus leather covered chairs, tables and foot stools. S&T stopped producing these Gus nails many decades ago; these are old but unused stock. When these are gone, they are gone forever!


Handel Shade Support, Arts and Crafts

25

Here is a Handel heat cap / shade support. It's the standard 3 3/4" size with nice dark patina. Has the arts and crafts square cut outs. Excellent condition. Shipping and insurance anywhere in the us $4. Will ship overseas.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh Pulls

575

Here for your consideration are four beautiful Mackintosh style drawer pulls. In 1885 Mackintosh joins the Glasgow school of art Charles Rennie mackintosh (1868-1928), Scottish architect and designer. Probably the best known designer and architect of his time. In 1900 Mackintosh married the beautiful and highly talented Margaret MacDonald who was famous in her own right for her willow tea room furniture and room design. An original and genuine set of four brass pulls offered at $575, sent with 8 brass screws. Matching art nouveau and mission pulls in cast brass with patent number of 1909 the productive period of Mackintosh. Measure 3.5"x 2 1/2" and formed of a wide pull vertically pivoted from an arrow shaped fixing plate and has the cast-in European patent issued registered design 551813 that was allocated in 1009. This is the time period when Rennie Mackintosh lived and worked.


Brass Wall Sconces

175

Here are are very nice pair of heavy brass wall sconces. They take 3 1/4" fitter shades. Wiring is good and ready for installation. Each measures 17" long and bracket is 5 1/4" wide. Neat looking lights. Priced to sell.


Handel Shade Ring

145

Here is a Handel shade ring. Fits the standard shade opening of 3 3/4" to 4". Has the typical signature "Handel lamps" and the U.S. Patent number. Excellent condition.


Ruffled Glass Shade

375

Here is a beautiful ruffled shade. 11 1/4" x 4" x 2 1/4" fitter. Has great, crisp detail and profusion of colors. Magical when lit up. Circa 1920.


Emeral Lite Green Shade

195

Here is a very nice and not often seen bell shaped emerald-light type glass shade. Measures 13.5" with 3 1/4" fitter and is cased glass with the dark Tamoshanter green glass, with white cased glass interior for light disbursement. This an old shade, not new. Throws off really a beautiful and magical light. Priced to sell.


Quezal Glass Lamp Shade

285

Beautiful old signed Quezal iridescent art glass lamp shade. Fits nicely with arts and craft. Shade is 3 5/8 inches long, 4 inch diameter mouth, 4 3/4 inch widest diameter, 2 3/16 inch diameter base would fit a 2 1/4 inch fitter. Shade is in very good condition not cracked, not chipped. Signed "Quezal" inside the rim.

Martin Back and Thomas Johnson both worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany broke away, utilized their immense talent and founded their own company in 1901 called the Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company. Their co. enjoyed popularity with good sales,however did not have the depth to compete with tiffany although their lamps were superb. The company closed down in 1925.


Acorn Chain Pulls

42

Here for your consideration are four acorn chain pulls all 9 1/4" long. They have great dark brown patina with slight verdis green. Used for Tiffany, Handel, Wilkinson, Duffner and Kimberly, Unique, Whaley, and other high end lamps. $42.00 per set of four. One time charge for shipping and insurance in the USA $6.50.


Hubbell Cluster

195

Handel Hubbell spider web ceiling fixture. Good condition. The lamp dealer had screw plugs in this may best test lamps. The web and workmanship is very high quality. I believe this to be a ceiling fixture. Measures 5". All four signed Hubbell sockets work.


Handel Arts and Crafts Lamp Shades

500

Here for all those Handel lamps that have lost their shades along the way. These two copper shades are in good condition and retain their original dark brown patina. Measure 10" x 5" x 2 1/4" fitter. Both are properly signed as shown.


Vintage Loetz Shade

850

Here is a wonderful vintage Loetz shade. Measures 9" x 5" with the standard 2 1/4" fitter. Has the rare and beautiful cracked ice finish and is in excellent condition. This is the shade that could be used in all those Handel and tiffany harp lamps that have lost their shades along the way. This fine piece was made by Loetz a Hungarian / Bohemian co at the turn of the 19th century.


Handel Lamp Base

450

Here for your consideration is a very nice Handel lamp base measures 7 1/2" at the foot and stands 24". Is in the art nouveau style with it's original patina and all hardware is properly signed and rewired for safety wile using the silk wound wire. This is a rare base and is shown on page 26 of the "Handel metal overlay " book by Robert Defalco. Prior to 1905 Handel bought most of their bases, after that year Handel built their own foundry and made their own, particularly to tightly control quality as was the case consist ant with all the Handel operations. Aantone E.Teich was responsible for the foundry operation. In the next 5 years, Handel's production tripled. This fine base is priced to sell.


Handel Shade Hanger Assembly

975

Here is the Handel hanger assembly that will properly hang all those big shades. Has five Hubbell sockets with acorn chain pulls. Very rare and hard to find. Phillip Handel established his lamp factory in 1885 on the corner of Miller and Catlin streets in Meriden, Connecticut Handel hired the most talented artists and professionals available and made reversed painted and leaded shades. Chipped ice shades were produced and relatively unique to Handel and signed by well known artists as Bailey, Palme, and Parlow. The chipped ice was created by painting the shade with fish glue and heated to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. The contraction of the glue in the cooling process caused the textured finish. The Handel Company Ceased operation in 1936 as their designs succumbed to the new art deco aesthetic, but few other vintage lamps are as avidly collected today. This hanger assembly was under several patents by Handel whom fiercely protected and quickly sued any transgressor.


Handel Bamboo Lamp Shade

4,950

Here for your consideration is a very nice 24" Handel "bamboo" lamp shade. Can be hung or floor based or if one had a big Handel table base, that would certainly work as well. I have one of those as well, however this sale is for the 9 panel Handel shade only. All glass is original and with no repairs as is the overlay very good and properly signed. Priced low to sell. Also this lamp appears in most Handel books.


Handel Bent Glass Panel

400

Original Handel bent and painted panel, dimensions noted for referral to diagram a=2", b=11 1/2" c = 8 7/8" d= approximation of curve. Being offered is one panel however I have four. If you have a 24" Handel red sunset shade "also referred to as the pine needle, see enclosed photo from Defalcos Handel overlay book " and need panels, this is a real boon for you. An opportunity that may never reoccur and will greatly enhance the beauty and value of your lamp. The glass and pigments to make these panels is no longer available.


Hubbell Socket

75 ea

Here for your consideration is a very nice Hubbell socket, properly signed with long chain and acorn pull. This socket is the most sought after and a must for the finishing touches to a Handel,Tiffany,Wilkinson,miller Suess,Duffner and Kimberly, Pairpoint, Bradley and Hubbard, Jefferson, Pittsburgh, Stickley, Roycroft, Limbert, and many other good lamps. $75 each. I actually have a set of five of these nice Hubbells in the shown patina and another set in the dark brown patina. All are in good working condition.


Handel Lamp Base, Rare

775

Here for your consideration is a very rare and beautiful Handel lamp base. Measures 8" wide x 21" high and is in it's original superb patina which has that desirable red undertones under the rich brown. Has 3 Hubbell sockets with the original tassel chain pulls and good old plug. Signed twice and retains the the original felt with cloth Handel tag and is in good working condition. This lamp base is shown in several of the reference books usually with a great shade and commands high prices.

Facts about the great American Handel Co. Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936.


Greek Key Shades

125

Here for your consideration are 3 fine Greek key shades, old and really cool. Measure 5.5" x 4" with the 2 1/4" fitter. One shade has a tiny nick as shown. The symbol of the Greek key is from thousands of years ago from Greek mythology. Has been popular through the centuries and even so now. Shades priced to sell.


3 Flowered Shades

95

Up for sale is a set of 3 hand-painted lamp shades / globes. They amber frosted and all hand painted, with beautiful, nicely colored poppies. When they sold, the people told me they were Fenton. I personally don't know, so use your own judgment. They are in excellent condition with no chips, nicks, or cracks. Super nice. Very unusual to find 3 matched pieces this old. They measure approximately 5" tall and approximately 4 1/2" diameter. With the standard 2 1/4" fitter. Thanks for looking.


Handel Bulbous Bases

1,150/

Here for your consideration is a pair of great Handel bulbous bases. The patina, and hardware are original and excellent. Rare and hard to find Handel signed bases. It's hard enough to find one in this condition let alone two. These pair of bases are all original and in fantastic condition being almost 100 years old. Both bases are shown in the Handel books on your high end Handel shades, they are a ribbed bulbous base with a square foot and very sturdy and heavy. The bases stand around 23.5" to the top of the finial. Note: higher risers can be supplied by me to accommodate up to 24" shades. Both bases are all orig. With great original patina with greens and browns. The sockets on both bases are Hubbell's and have the original inner sockets with acorn pulls and are original to the bases. Both base are signed on the side of the foot of the base and have cloth Handel tags on the bottom. One is signed 3 times, the shade cap is signed. The condition is great with no damage. Both have been rewired with rayon cloth cord and have the original lamp plug. You will look a long time to find a pair like this in this condition let alone just finding one. If you need some fantastic bases here you are, don't let these get away. Once in a life time shot. If you have any questions please ask.


Handel Lamp Base

775

Here for your consideration is an outstanding Handel lamp base. Is rare and truly a beauty. Commonly found in the Handel books with the high end shades. Has the Arts and Crafts foot with birds and foliage on the column. 3 Hubbell sockets with acorn pulls. The heat cap and finale and all in matching original brown/mustard patina. Rewired for safety.


Early Edison Sockets

550

Here is a rare and hard to find a set of six early Edison sockets. They were manufactured with Bryant switches which are all present and working. Will ship with 2 extra spare switches. Each 2 1/4" fitter has an early patent number. Also there is the original fancy extent ion nozzle which is removable. They also have the original mica insulators inside each socket. The original patina is beneath the century of dirt build up. Set of six.


Rookwood Table Lamp Base

575

Here for your consideration is a perfect Rookwood table lamp base in the Arts and Crafts lagoon green glaze. Embossed with flowers and leaves. Base marked XLVI (1946), mold number, and a hand inscribed 39. No ' X '. This wonderful base is not a seconds or flawed in any way. No damage whatsoever, no repairs. The pottery itself is a bit over 11 1/2 inches tall. In total with harp they are 26 3/4 inches tall. The parts all match, and factory original, and the pot is a factory lamp, not drilled vases. Work great, cord look new, socket and everything else old. Could go nicely with retro mid century mod or Arts and Crafts d�cor. A rare piece and good investment. 1879, Maria Longworth Nichols, daughter of a prominent Cincinnati family, formed Rockwood Pottery in 1880 which proved to be a great success. The following year, Nichols hired Clara Chipman Newton to serve as administrator and Albert R. Valentien as the first professional decorator. In 1889, Mrs. Nichols turned over the pottery to William Taylor, the man who had previously managed the firm. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, Rockwood standardized a smooth, highgloss, brownish-golden glaze over even color transitions. By the early twentieth century, the Rookwood factory followed the new trend of mat glazes created by William H. Grueby for his pottery. Rookwood is highly sought after and collected today.


Antique Style Wire

33

Make your lamp as authentic as possible. Here is a length of 25 feet of new wire which looks exactly like the wire that used on those good old antique lamps offered in brown or gold. Safe and easy to use, high quality 18 guage/2-wire double insulated, cord makes all your lamps both old and new look so much better! If you should have one of those hard to wire harp lamp bases, this wire is also offered in the smaller diameter wire "gold only in the smaller diameter" to aid in slipping into tight places. Will provide enough wire to rewire up to 3 lamps. Also have the good old round Bakelite plugs with insulators for $5.50 each.


Handel Parts

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Here are the rare and sought after Handel lamp parts. Shown is the three socket cluster the riser nipple and finale. Because one may not need all three, they are being sold separately. For those that need longer riser nipples, I have a few others up to 4" long.



Price:
Cluster - $70.00
Nipple - $20.00
Finale & Threaded Brass Rod - $15.00


Handel Shade Ring

145

Here is a Handel shade ring. Fits the standard shade opening of 3 3/4" to 4". Has the typical signature "Handel lamps" and the U.S. Patent number. Excellent condition.


Handel Bryant Lamp Sockets

75 ea

Here for your consideration are a number of Handel Bryant lamp sockets with acorn pulls. They have nice brown patina and work well and are dated 1907.


Perkins Sockets

375

Here for your consideration is a nice set of 5 Perkins sockets. All in working order with the original patina beneath a century of dirt build up. Perkins sockets were used in many up scale lamp manufactures like Tiffany, Suess, Duffner, Bigelow etc.


Early Edison Sockets

450 ea

Here are two sets of six rare and early Edison sockets. Tiffany, Suess and other high grade lamp makers used these sockets. Edison manufactured their sockets with Bryant switches which are all in good working condition. Will ship with several spare Bryant switches. All have their original patina beneath a century of dirt build up. One socket has a 2 1/4" fitter screwed onto the socket. Your pick of each set.

$450.00 Per Set Of Six


Edison Japaned Sockets

325

Here is a set of 4 early Edison sockets with their original "japaned" patina. Rare and used in upscale lamp manufacturers a century ago like Tiffany Suess, Bigelow and Duffner etc. These Edison early sockets were made with Bryant switches and all work well. Also they have the original mica insulators.


Lamp Socket Screws

6 / 10

Here is a lamp collectors dream. All those very small threaded screws that secure / lock the sockets to the lamp seem to be always missing. Yet, they are very important, a detail that is often overlooked. All the socket manufactures standardized in the size and threads per inch. Here is a chance to buy a packet of 10 for $6 bucks each, a lamp collectors must. Shipping is included to anywhere in the U.S.


Marble Lamp Base

55 ea

Here is the marble lamp base that is used under those nice lamps like Handel and other lamp makers used. Adds stability to the lamp as the marble is heavy. Measures 8" diameter x 1" thick and has a drilled wire way through the center and out the side. Also has a cut away in the bottom to accommodate a down nipple and nut. The marble is nicely marbled and with a good polished finish, very nice workmanship.


Samuel Yellin Andirons

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Here for your consideration is a rare pair of Samuel Yellin andirons. Measures 24" x 17" x 23". In good "old" condition with one small scroll piece missing on the rear of the left andiron shown in picture #3. Both andirons are properly signed "Yellin" it appears that vagrancies of time and a century of fires have taken their toll. Although well used, are still in good serviceable condition, Yellin's genius still shows through. This pair of andirons appeared in an eastern auction with the selling estimate of $15,000 to $20,000 however did not sell. I would entertain any offer.

Samuel Yellin (1885-1940), American master blacksmith, was born in Galicia Poland where at the age of eleven he was apprenticed to an iron master. By the age of sixteen had had completed his apprenticeship. During that period he gained the nickname of "Devil", both for his work habits and his sense of humor. Shortly after this he left Poland, traveling through Europe to England, where in 1906, he departed for America. By 1907 he was taking classes at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the Philadelphia College of Art) and within a year was teaching classes there, a position that he maintained until 1919. In 1909 he opened his own shop and in 1915 the firm of Mellor, Meigs and Howe, for whom he designed and created many commissions, designed Yellin a new studio at 5520 Arch Street in Philadelphia where he was to remain until his death in 1940. The building continued to act as a functioning business under Yellin's son Harvey's direction. After his demise it served as the Samuel Yellin Museum. During the building boom of the 1920s Yellin's studio employed as many as 250 workers, many of them European artisans. Although Yellin appreciated traditional craftsmanship and design, he always championed creativity and the development of new designs. He was no slave to the past. Samuel Yellin's handiwork can be found on some of the finest buildings in America. There is only one way to make good decorative ironwork and that is with the hammer at the anvil, for in the heat of creation and under the spell of the hammer, the whole conception of a composition is often transformed." Samuel Yellin (1885-1940), American master blacksmith.


Universal Lamp Shade Support

55

In my attempt to supply all those needed pieces and parts to make your lamp whole, here is an item that saves a lot of lamps, when the shade does not fit the base. Will adapt most of those shades to most any lamp base. If the hole in your shade is 3 18" to 3 3/4" this will work nicely. Shown on a Handel base which it accommodates all sorts of shades. Has that good old dark brown patina and includes 3 pieces. The shade support, the top cap and finale.$55.00 please see the other items posted.


Acorn Chain Pulls

50

Make your lamp a winner. Here for your consideration are six of those hard to find brass, acorn chain lamp pulls. They are the nice long 9" length to fit any application. $50 for all six.


Amber Crystal Balls

75

5 amber smooth crystal chandelier balls (lamp parts). These crystal balls measure 1 3/4" in diameter and have a raised area with a small hole for a wire to hang. These spheres can be used for a variety of decorative ideas and are especially radiant in the sun or other light, they really perform. I have had them as lamp pulls as shown. All five $75.

Thousands of years ago,the ancient Greeks felt there is real power in the spheres. There is geometry in the humming of the strings... there is music in the spacing of the spheres. Pythagoras Pythagoras. The History of Philosophy (c.1660) by Thomas Stanley.


Volkmar Lamp Base

575

Here for your consideration is an outstanding Volkmar lamp base. Colors are great. The chrysanthemums in full glorious bloom are raised. Really a beauty and low priced. Lamp base by Volkmar, a New York pottery company, measures a whopping 13" wide x 13" to the top of the original brass insert. That brass burner assembly is really nicely shaped. Has that good old art nouveau shape that Tiffany used. This piece is nicely detailed with strong well coordinated colors. This beauty is in excellent original condition. Also has a paper tag on the bottom "Burley & Co. Chicago china & glass". Volkmar pottery was made by Charles Volkmar of New York from 1879 to about 1911. He was associated with several firms, including the Volkmar Ceramic Company, Volkmar and Cory, and Charles Volkmar and Son. Volkmar was a skilled and accredited artist had been a painter; his highly skilled designs often look like oil paintings drawn on pottery.


Rare Heintz Lamp Base

875

Only rarely does the opportunity come to possess a Heintz piece of this size and quality. It is bronze with sterling silver overlay motif of tree branches. The lamp is 20 inches in height. The base diameter is 5 inches. The sterling motif reminds me of a budded fruit tree and is shown in the Heintz book It is a double bulb lamp with two chains, to operate each bulb independently. It is fully operational. Each chain has a pretty soft green 1 inch fluted pull. Condition: The lamp is in perfect condition. There are no dings, dents, or scratches. It has a lovely age patina, which is to be expected of a 100 year old bronze and sterling lamp. I have not polished the lamp, and to my knowledge, is all original.


Handel Chain

155

Here for your consideration is a length of 3 1/2 feet of good old brass Handel chain. The links measure 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1/4" diameter. Solid heavy brass. Many of the links are signed Handel and in that good old dark brown patina. Shipping in the U.S. Is $11.00. Also available are the brass Handel hooks.


Antique Kerosene Lamp Shade

265

Here for your consideration is a very early antique Kerosene Lamp Shade signed "Handel #825" is original. This shade measures only 6 �" in diameter by 6" tall and is in perfect condition with its original 3" diameter brass ring at the top. Hand painted on two sides, great detail and artistry with well coordinated colors. The bottom hole is also 3" in diameter. Somewhere out there is a small Kerosene or electrified Handel Lamp waiting for this shade. $265 plus shipping.


Handel Cluster and Parts

155

Here for your consideration is a nice Handel Cluster, two Arrow sockets, riser, heat cap signed Handel and finale and apron chain pulls, ready to fit the top do any Handel lamp base.


6 Saturn Ball Pull Chains

65

Here for your consideration is a nice set of 6 saturn ball pull chains for your old lamp sockets. They are 14" in length and have nice patina.


Pittsburgh Owl Lamp Base

775

Original Pittsburgh Owl lamp base standing 22-1/2" tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the finial in excellent condition. Has the original finish with three vintage sockets and long Saturn pull chains. Has been rewired with the old cloth type cord with the old vintage plug. This Properly signed Pittsburgh lamp base is as nice as it was produced nearly a century ago. The Pittsburgh"Pilabrasgo" Co. was started by Nicholas Kopp in 1900, a chemist known for his knowledge and ability to hand mold and color beautiful lamps that were very popular until 1926, when the company bankrupted. Now the upper end Pittsburgh lamps are popular and command high prices. Brings joy to the home every day of the year.


Handel Tree Trunk Lamp Base

3,000

Here for your consideration is the premier Handel lamp base. The tree trunk. Measures 24" high x 8.5" at the foot. Has all its original beautiful patina and hardware with 3 Hubbell sockets and acorn chain pulls. Is properly signed and rewired for safety.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


Handel Lamp Base

775

Here for your consideration is a very Nice Handel Lamp base, usually found with the upscale reverse painted Handel shades. Measures 23" x 8" has it's original beautiful patina with 3 Hubbell sockets with acorn chain pulls. Is properly signed HANDEL. Rewired for safety.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


8 Bryant Sockets

235

Here for your consideration are eight properly signed BRYANT turn key brass sockets. All work fine. Will sell in set of four for $120 or all eight for $235.

In the early Bryant catalogs there are terms used for their socket switches. These terms are "Bryant No. 1 Key Socket" and "Bryant No. 2 Key Socket". The term first started being used in the 1895 catalog when the duck bill switch made its first appearance on a Westinghouse base socket and called the BRYANT "NO. 2" KEY SOCKET. So, in the 1895 catalog we have TWO Westinghouse base turnkey sockets -- offered as "NO. 1" and "NO. 2" which are one each of the patent design switch and the duck bill switch.


Harvey Hubbell 4 Socket Cluster

250

Here for your consideration is a very nice and early 3" brass cluster with four working Harvey Hubbell Sockets. This is as good as it gets for your good old lamp. Each socket is marked "HARVEY HUBBELL" Patent Dates Aug 1890, May 12 1900, July 30 1901, Feb 1 1902." They are the two screw type with acorn chain pulls. Each switches smoothly and works well. This assembly is all original, complete with a Handel finale.


Bradley And Hubbard Cluster

125

Here for your consideration is a very nice properly signed BRADLEY AND HUBBARD lamp top complete. Has two nice working HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Ready to go.


Handel Lamp Base

450

Here for your consideration is a very nice Handel Lamp Base. Measures 24" x 5" at the footed base. Is properly signed and shown in the HANDEL books with high end Handel shades. Has all the original hardware and in good working condition.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand. In 1902 Phillip Handel started his own in house foundry.


Emeralite Shade

95

Here is a very nice emeralite shade. "cased glass"that will fit all those harp and hanging lamps that have lost their shades along the way. This is an old vintage antique emeralite cased green glass nice old dark green "tamoshanter".

This is an antique green glass lamp shade made in Germany. it is a 10" shade with a 2 1/4" outside dimension on the top. this is marked Germany as I tried to show in the picture. this would date it pre W.W. II. there is a couple small chips in the top which fit under the fitter. I also have the fitters if needed.


Copper Lamp Shade

95

Arts and Crafts mesh copper lamp shade with hammered brass strips? Needs finial. Attached to metal frame with round bronze brads. Measures 9" high x 9" diameter at the top.


9 Hubbell Lamp Sockets

125 ea

Up for auction are 9 Hubbell lamp sockets and the socket covers they came out of. The HUBBELL sockets are all properly signed. The socket covers are very heavy nonmagnetic cast metal approx. 2 1/2" by 2 1/4". They appear to be in good condition except for some discoloration.


Four Handel Bases

775 ea

Here for your consideration are four good old HANDEL lamp bases. All in good original condition with HUBBELL sockets and acorn chain pulls. All signed and rewired for safety and ready to go for another century of service.

Take your pick; all $775 each.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand. The Handel Co. started their foundry around 1908 and produced all their bases and other things in house to ensure quality.


Painted Shades

150

Here is a very nice pair of vintage reverse painted shades. 3 1/2" in diameter, 3" tall, and with a 1 1/2" fitter hole. I have seen these shades on signed Handel sconces. Great detail and strong well coordinated colors.


Arts & Crafts Shade

125

Stunning and unusual Arts & Crafts shade. Very small at just 4 1/4" long and 3 1/2" wide (and that's the width at the wide shoulder)! A few very small flea bites at the fitter lip but none at the bottom. Looks like a HANDEL shade.


Canopy and Fitter

450

Here for your consideration is a very nice and heavy canopy and fitter. This item is a combination of brass and copper. It has cast brass leaves - very good quality. It is certainly the hanging hardware for one of the high end lamp manufacturers. May be a Morgan.

It measures 12 " in diameter and is approx 34" long with the chain. It has a 6 1/4" fitter with 4 screw holes. Weighs almost 10lbs. The canopy is 7" in diameter.


Pair of Jefferson Bases

350

Here are a pair of nice Jefferson lamp bases. Both in excellent condition and newly rewired with proper period style cord and old plugs. They also both have excellent original patina. One has original sockets, the other has replacements. The taller base measures 21 and � inches tall, the other 20 and � inches. The base on the right is properly signed however the other is guaranteed Jefferson as well and period 1910-1930

Would sell the pair for $350 or would sell one or the other separately.


Stuben Iridescent Shade

125

This is a beautiful vintage Stuben iridescent art glass lamp shade. It is 5" tall and 4 1/2" in diameter at the widest point, with a 3 1/2" opening at the bottom. It is in good condition with no chips or cracks.


Jadeite Shade

145

This jadeite cased glass shade measures 10 1/2'' diameter and 3 3/4'' high. The small opening is 2 3/4'' inside diameter, and the large opening is 9 3/16'' outside diameter.

Jadeite is one of the minerals recognized as the gemstone jade. The other is the green amphibole, nephrite. Jadeite from the Motagua Valley, Guatemala is the stone used by the Olmec, Maya peoples, and the indigenous peoples of Costa Rica. Typically, the most highly valued colors of jadeite are the most intensely green, translucent varieties, though traditionally white has been considered the most valuable of the jades by the Chinese, known for their carefully crafted jade pieces.


Classique Lamp Base

550

Here Is a very nice and rare CLASSIQUE LAMP BASE. All original and complete great patina, properly signed and ready to go.

Classique Lamp Co. was in Chicago for many years and was known for their high quality lamps. The reverse scenic painting was done in the dimple "heavy applied paint" style. Great attention to detail in their high quality shades and outstanding bases.


Enamel Hand-painted Shade

45

Here is lovely Enamel Hand-painted Shade decorated with flowers in good detail and colors and fired onto glass. There is no damage at all. Fitter opening is 2-1/4, and it is 6 inches tall and the bottom is 4-1/2 inches. Shade is a very lovely piece throws off beautiful light and can be used in a hallway of entrance foyer.


4 Perkins Sockets

195

Here are four very nice PERKINS sockets, complete with working switches all in good working condition. The PERKINS sockets were used in the high end lamps, TIFFANY, DUFFNER AND KIMBERLY, WILLIAMSON, HANDEL, SUESS, MORGAN, BIGELOW AND KINNARD. $195 FOR THE FOUR SOCKETS.


Hubbell Switches

8 ea

Once again, please see the sale of this box of 10 very old but new HUBBELL switches, still in the box.
Box of 10 Hubbell Bakelite Canopy/Pull Light Switches

Once again supplying good old high quality lamp pieces and parts to the antique lamp aficionado public

Switches are $8.00 ea.


Stuben Shades

495

Here for your consideration are 5 Steuben tulip shades. Measure 7" high x 5" at the opening with 2 1/4" fitter. All five shades have the Steuben signature bug or at lease a remnant. They throw off a beautiful light with cased glass interiors for good light distribution. The white cased glass overlaps to the outside of the shade and follows around the tulip and is just beautiful. Two have very small chips at the top rim which are covered by the fitter.

$495 for all five.


Various Parts

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Here folks are some very hard to come by pieces and parts for those nice old lamps. Shown is the early 2 screw HUBBELL socket in very nice dark brown patina sold for $75 each with either the HUBBELL paddle switch or the acorn chain pull. Note, the original internal switches are not safe and most have failed. I have installed internal new safe switches which will perform well for a century.

Also shown are 6 socket neck screws which are commonly lost. These screws are universal and will work on any socket neck Six for $10.

Also shown are the brass side screws in nice dark patina ,that fit the 2 screw sockets, like the HUBBELL shown. Six for $10

Finally, also shown here are the long 9 1/4" acorn chain pulls. Four for $42.


Arts and Crafts Lanterns

575

TOTALLY Arts and Crafts Lanterns may be Williamson as the hardware is shown in the Williamson book.

4 large Arts and crafts fixtures with original heavy brass mounting hardware, early 2 screw on-off switches are marked Bryant. The lenses are textured milk glass (maybe slag glass), one lenses has a chipped corner, as shown. Before shipping the lenses will be removed, wrapped and packed in the same box as the fixtures. The fixtures are not copper but are nicely riveted, and have loss of finish. They will need some T.L.C. but are a fantastic representation of Arts and Crafts (craftsman) lighting, inside or outside.
$575 for all four.

Weight: Each fixture weighs 3lb. 11.5 oz.

Dimensions:
From bottom to top of eye ring 10.5"
Bottom opening 8"x 8"
Top cap 6"x 6"


White Plugs

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Here for your consideration is an 8 1/2 foot length of gold lamp / radio / fan wire with a white plug. The plug is rare with acorns and leaves. The generous length of the wire will accommodate any lamp situation. $35.

Also 8 1/2 feet of twisted insulated wire with brown acorn / leaf plug. $35.

Also for sale are 5 white or brown acorn / leaf plugs complete with insulators. $25.


MILLER / HUBBELL Lamp Sockets

75 ea

Here we have the hard to find MILLER / HUBBELL lamp socket with the acorn chain pull and pre wired, ready to go. Actually I have three at $75 ea.


Oscar Bach Lamp Base

675

Up for sale is this beautiful vintage Oscar Bach multi-leaded glass table lamp base, has a finial and shade holder ring; appears to be in good condition, with the exception of a couple cracked pieces. The tops of the sockets are missing and will need to be rewired. Measures approx. 22 1/2" tall to the top of the finial, approx. 21 1/2" tall to the top of the shade ring, approx. 3 1/4" across the top, approx. 4" across the shade ring, approx. 8 1/4" across the bottom. Has one piece of glass missing as shown. This OSCAR BACH lamp base as shown is $675. Should the buyer want the needed work done by me, please add $175.


Tiffany Screws

13

Here again are parts that are just nearly impossible to find. These very small TIFFANY screws hold the outer socket housing together. The actual lamp bulb socket "usually GECO" fit inside this housing. This housing has four of these tint brass screws. I had a machine shop duplicate these 1/4" long screws. Some of these TIFFANY socket housings require brass screws that are slightly longer. So, to accommodate every application, I have these same screws only 3/4" long. Six of the 1/4" or 3/4" screws. $13 plus $2 for shipping.


Porcelain Extenders

15 ea

Here again is my offering of good old genuine lamp pieces and parts. Many times, a lamp does not have the bulb situated correctly and needs to be adjusted. Here is the porcelain extender which measures 2.5" overall and will actually extend the bulb 1.5". Many times the bulbs need to be separated and extended for good lite distribution. Gives the glass in the beautiful shades a chance to perform well. I was fortunate to buy a whole box of this new/old stock. This means the box of 70 pieces are all old stock but have not been used, in new condition. All porcelain. Please see the examples. Some bulbs need to be elevated, some bulbs separated for better effective lite distribution.


5 Early Perkins Paddle Type Sockets, 1907

195

Perkins sockets were used on Tiffany, Suess, Wilkinson, Williamson, Handel ,Unique, Classique and other up scale lamps.

These 5 Perkins Paddle Type sockets are in good working condition. Marked Perkins on the turn knob and 250 W 250 V PAT NOV 26, 1907 on the brass shell. No Splits or Cracks. They are all complete and ready to go.

$195 for all five.


Opalescent Shade

95

What a graceful beauty this vintage large size 3 1/4" glass shade is.

Blue / Green opalescent stalactite 9 1/4" Tall X 4" Bulge.


6 Old and Early Bryant Sockets

195

6 OLD AND EARLY BRYANT SOCKETS
COMPLETE WITH SOCKET, SHELL, CAP AND PAPER LINER.
ALL HAVE BRASS SCREWS THAT HOLD THE CAP TO THE SHELL
SOCKETS ARE PORCELAIN AND HAVE MICA- INSULATORS
ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
ALL ARE AN EXACT MATCH
MARKED;
BRYANT
250 V 50 C. P.
THEY ARE A FATBOY SHELL
THEY DO NOT HAVE UNO THREADS
OVERALL HEIGHT IS 2 1/2 INCHES


Robin's Egg Blue Shade

65

This is a RARE find a Robin's Egg Blue Shade from a hanging parlor lamp with cased glass inside for good no glare lite distribution.. Blue outside and white inside. The shade is about 11 3/4" at the bottom I guess they would call that a 12". The shade is 5 1/4" tall and the opening at the top is about 5". The condition is great the color is nice and even no chips or cracks. This came from the estate of a lamp dealer that died after 50 years in the business and was found boxed up in a corn crib in Southern, PA.


5 Bryant Sockets

135

HERE ARE NICE, EARLY BRASS 5 Bryant sockets, all in good useable condition. All have good mica inserts in them. All screws are installed, sockets are complete. One has a slight age crack in the brass shell.


ALLADIN lamp socket with HUBBELL Switch

65

In an attempt to offer these hard to find, good old pieces and parts for lamps is yet another offering. Here is a genuine old properly signed ALLADIN lamp socket with HUBBELL SWITCH. Works well and ready to go.

"Nearly a century ago, a very small boy on a Nebraska farm read and re-read the Arabian Nights story of Aladdin in a room of darkness but for the flickering yellow light of an open flame "coal oil lamp." Several years later that boy, grown to manhood, found a lamp that erased the darkness with a soft white light and it was only natural that he named the lamp "Aladdin." An appropriate name, indeed, for this revolutionary boon to rural America seemed nothing short of magical in the intensity of its light.

"For those who lit the lamp, trimmed its wick and cleaned its chimney, or just enjoyed its friendly glow, the Aladdin lamp recalls many memories of golden childhood. It made learning possible for many boys and girls; made it possible for them to acquire knowledge that helped them realize their dreams and aspirations.

"Later, Aladdin brought this white light to every kind of habitat in every corner of the globe. For many, it has been the only light of their entire life. Even when electricity comes, there are a loyal few who profess to use the electric light only "to find the match" to light their Aladdin."


Early Harvey Hubbell Sockets

275

Here, for that special lamp are three very rare, early HARVEY HUBBELL sockets. Dated Aug 11 1896 and have the raise HUBBELL by the chain nozzle." DOUBLE SIGNED" Have the mica insulator and the acorn chain pulls with the original smooth working switches, in nice dark brown patina. These Hubbells have it all. $275 for all three.


Hubbell Sockets with Paddle Switches

180

Here are three very nice HUBBELL sockets with paddle switches. Work well, properly signed and nice dark brown patina all three $180.


Hubble Handel Apron

180

Hello folks, more good parts here. Three very nice HUBBELL sockets with the apron pull which Handel used a lot along with many other up scale lamps. Complete and ready to use and has that nice dark Aurora brown patina. All three $180.


Hubbell Shiny Sockets

165

Here are three nice shiny brass HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Complete, working and ready to go. $165 for all three.


Tiffany Ball Screws

50 ea

Greetings, PARTS, PARTS, PARTS. Here are perhaps the hardest parts to find of them all. No one has them except me. The TIFFANY BALL SCREWS that hold the shades in place. Loose one of these and you are screwed. Ha, no pun intended. Nice dark brown "Aurora brown" patina. $50 bucks each.


Oil Lamp Hand Painted Glass

125

Oil Lamp Hand Painted Glass Font decorated with Palm and other Trees, NOT SIGNED HOWEVER LOOKS LIKE HANDEL

Approximate Measurements: 7 & 1/2 inches wide and 5 & 1/4 inches tall. Top outside diameter is 5 & 1/2 inches. Top opening is 5 & 1/4 inches diameter. Bottom outside diameter is 4 &5/8 inches. Bottom opening is 4 & 1/4 inches diameter.

Condition Notes: Very good overall condition-No Cracks. Normal use/factory related flakes on/around bottom opening. Some paper labeling is present.

Guaranteed Authentic, Old and Vintage and in as found Original Condition. No restoration or cleaning has been done to this item by the seller. 12 Pictures are Accurate - Please View ALL of them to appreciate and accurately determine the condition of this Antique Oil Lamp Hand Painted Glass Font.


Classique Lamp Base

675

Here is a very nice all original CLASSIQUE LAMP CO. base measures 22.5" high x 8" at the foot. All original sockets, acorn chain pulls, heat cap and all in very good condition.

The Classique Lamp Co. of Chicago was known for their high quality lamps with reverse painted (painted in reverse on the inside) glass shades. Electricity came to homes in the 1900s. In 1920, only 35% of all dwellings had electricity, although the percentage was higher (47%) in cities. Use spread rapidly; a decade later 85% of city residences had electric service.


Brass Lamp Cluster

650

Here is a very nice six socket brass lamp cluster. For all those nice old lamps that have lost their socket cluster or if a real nice up grade is wanted. Can be used with a hanger or table lamp. Has 6 nice old HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls all work smoothly and well. Rewired and ready to go.


Tiffany Lamp Base

150

Here for your consideration is the base plate from a TIFFANY lamp base . Measures eight and a half inches in diameter . Is made of brass and is properly signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK 528. These magical TIFFANY base plates never come up for sale . better jump on it .


ORIGINAL PITTSBURGH AND UNIQUE LAMP FINALES

40 ea

HERE ARE TWO OF THOSE VERY HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL PITTSBURGH AND UNIQUE LAMP FINALES . $40 EACH


Geco Japon Finish Sockets

150

UP FOR SALE IS A PAIR OF GENERAL ELECTRIC CORP. ELECTRIC SOCKETS FROM AROUND 1900. THEY HAVE THE PRETTY JAPON FINISH ON BOTH SOCKETS. THESE ARE SOCKETS THAT GENERAL ELECTRIC STARTED MAKING SHORTLY AFTER THEY BOUGHT OUT EDISON ELECTRIC. THE ELECTRIC SOCKET HAS A PORCELAIN INTERIOR AND A COPPER CONDUCTOR AND A MICA INSULATOR WHERE THE LIGHT BULBS SCREW IN.

BOTH OF THE PAIR OF SOCKETS ARE ALL MADE FROM BRASS WITH A JAPON FINISH APPLIED. THE SOCKET AND CAP BOTH ARE FREE OF DINGS, DENTS OR SPLITS IN THE METAL AND BOTH FEEL LIKE THE WORK.

THE SOCKET WILL SCREW ONTO A STANDARD 1/8" THREADED LAMP PIPE, commonly used on high grade lamps like Tiffany, Handel, Wilkinson, Suess, Unique etc. $150 for the pair.


Handel Parts

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Here are nice hard to find Handel lamp parts.

At the top 5" HANDEL shade support, can be used for a table or floor lamp or a hanging lamp $145 comes with finale or hook.

HANDEL squashed cluster ball for 5 sockets $145

HANDEL signature tag from a Handel shade $45

Please note this tag has the two stars with the point looking up, as shown in the Handel Books.


Handel Parts

95

As most have come to know, I do my best to offer those rare pieces and parts that nobody else has. In keeping with that tradition, if you have a HANDEL leaded lamp shade, here is the only shade support / heat cape that Handel used for this application.

$80 plus $15 for the finale.


Glass Lamp Shade

45

This is a Glass lamp shade with a light Blue Glass tint. It has a very intricate shell motif, squareish in shape. It is 4 1/2" Square, weighs 1.3 Lbs. and is in very good condition.


Three Loetz Globe Shades

165 ea

THREE LOETZ GLOBE SHADES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

We are pleased to be offering on eBay this lovely fine RARE antique c.1930's Art Deco CARAMEL glass lamp shade with beautiful and hard to find shape and color.

Very good vintage condition. No cracks.

Measures: 6" diameter; fitter: 3 1/8 " - outside

$165 EACH


Neptune's Fork

75

Here is a super rare Handel finale called the KING NEPTUNES FORK. Also shown on page 119 of the HANDEL PAINTED SHADES BOOK. Shown and called trident finale there.

Fits any of the Handel lamps. Solid brass in nice dark brown patina and measures 3" x 1.5"


Signed Handel Shades

375 ea

Four beautifully properly signed HANDEL leaded slag glass lamp shades. The caramel colored glass is bordered on the bottom with a half-inch dark amber wavy glass accent. These are in excellent condition- no chips or cracks.

5" tall and 6 3/4" across with a 2 1/4" standard fitter. They are octagonally shaped. $375 each.All four $1425


Marble Lamp Base

40 ea

Very nicely finished Marble lamp base with 7/16" center hole and wire-way. MADE IN ITALY! 5" diameter, 4 1/2" top. Adds weight and stability to one's lamp to avoid knockover . QTY of 5 or more I will give a price break.


HANDEL / HUBBELL Sockets

135 ea

Here is another of those super rare HANDEL / HUBBELL sockets, made for those Handel lamps that need the removable paddle. Paddle is signed HANDEL with the socket signed HUBBELL. In nice old dark brown. I actually have 4 of these nice sockets. All work fine.


HANDEL / HUBBELL Socket

95

Here is another of those raritys. A HUBBELL socket with the long extended paddle switch stem. Some lamps require that extra length. Signed paddle and socket shell HUBBELL. Socket shell is in that good old dark brown patina. Have only one.


3 Finger Spider Supports

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Please have a look at these very hard to come by shade 3 finger spider supports. Made of heavy brass and have that nice dark patina. The spider support is 10" for a 10" shade - $85. Also have 12" - $110. And lastly the 14" - $125.


Ceiling Escutcheon

45

Here for you is one of those handy ceiling escutcheons which is a handsome show off of your ceiling canopy. Will cover the misfits where there may be a gap between the ceiling fixture and the ceiling.Also will cover any dirty fingerprints around the lamp fixture. Will accommodate 4" to 5 3/4" canopy with overall diameter of 10". Will take paint. Hard to find.


Hubble Socket

125

Here again is one of those most unusual and rare HUBBELL sockets. Very unusual with a screwed body , mica insulator ,acorn chain pull and original medium brown patina, works well.

Reads HARVEY HUBBELL INC in arched style.Under that PAN'T AUG.11,00 MAY 8 ,07 JAN.14, 08

250 V , 50 C.P.


Handel Mermaid Base

3,875

Here is a rare HANDEL MERMAID lamp base. Measure 8" at the foot and 15" high. Has the good old dark brown patina with a touch of verdigris. # HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Properly signed and rewired for another century of dependable & safe service. Also has the correct Neptune finale. This wonderful piece is shown in the HANDEL books with the high end very collectable and valuable shades.


Glass Desk Lamp Shade

185

ANTIQUE GREEN CASED GLASS DESK LAMP SHADE signed LITOLIER GERMANY.Approx...6 inches long and 4 wide..pretty much perfect condition...a flea bite on white glass on the inside...but does not show to the green outside...( tiny ) A very unusual shape ...marked on the inside... UNUSUAL SHAPE

Approx...6 inches long and 4 wide..pretty much perfect condition...a very slight flea bite on white cased glass on the inside...but does not show to the green outside...( tiny ) Please see pic number 3 . A very unusual shape ...marked on the inside...Has that very nice dark tamoshanter green.

Lightolier is a company with a rich history of growth and innovation. Lightolier was founded in 1904, in the early days of electric lighting. By the 1920's, the company had published the first application-oriented "Stylebook" catalog. Already, "function with style" (glass refractors in pendants, for example) was an important selling feature. By the Second World War, Lightolier had built a reputation for design leadership in decorative lighting.


Clip-on Shades

85

Here is a pair of nice pair of vintage Clip-on *Capiz Shell* Shades that measure 6-7/8" in diameter x 1-1/2" high. Shades have a pearlized finish with bronze accents. The only condition problem we could find is a small scuff spot on one of the shades (see last pic); otherwise, they are in excellent condition and had been in a storage container for 30+ years.

These can be used in a variety of ways, make shell chandelier, windchimes, purses, jewelry the projects are endless what you can use these for. No 2 rounds are exactly alike due to they are a product of mother nature.


Handel Mermaid Lamp Base

3,875

Greetings, perhaps you would have interest in this great Handel lamp base.Here is a rare HANDEL MERMAID lamp base. Measure 8" at the foot and 15"high. Has the good old dark brown patina with a touch of verdigris . # HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Properly signed and rewired for another century of dependable & safe service. Also has the correct Neptune finale. This wonderful piece is shown in the HANDEL books with the high end very collectable and valuable shades.


Pittsburgh Owl Lamp Base

875

Here is an antique art nouveau Pittsburgh lamp base. This base is referred to as the "owl base" and if you view the 3rd picture you can see why also. It has beautiful detail and lines with a copper finish, commensurate with age . There are 2 small spots where the copper is starting to peel but they are to small to photograph. The base is 23" tall to the top of the finial. It retains it's original 3 P & S (Pass & Seymour) copper sockets with the porcelain liners. The base has been rewired with a brown cloth period cord and old plug. Please view all the pictures as they give the best description of this lamp base. An opportunity for you to own a great antique lamp base.

The Pittsburgh "Pilabrasgo" Co. was started by Nicholas Kopp in 1900, a chemist known for his knowledge and ability to hand mold and color beautiful lamps that were very popular until 1926, when the company bankrupted. Now the upper end Pittsburgh lamps are popular and command high prices. Brings joy to the home every day of the year.


Morgan Lamp Base

775

Fabulous base-only an important and sought after John Morgan grape motif table lamp. Morgan's work compared well to other early 20th century arts and crafts era premium lamp companies, such as L.C. Tiffany, Duffner and Kimberly, and Handel.A real and important piece of American Art History.

Raised grape clusters, leaves, and stems on a footed and tapered ovoid form grace this example. Spectacular and original verde patina to a heavy bronze base.

Original three socket cluster, also in verde finish, with original acorn pull chains, all functioning perfectly with that solid "click" that only these high end vintage pieces produce. The finial may not be original--no big issue, but I mention it in full disclosure.

Coupled to the proper shade, this becomes a $4,000 to $8,000 plus lamp. Even matched to a "good" shade it will make for a highly desirable lamp.

I pack well, with much experience shipping high end delicate antiques of this kind.

Dimensions: 24 1/2" tall x 6" diameter at base

JOHN MORGAN HISTORY

JOHN MORGAN & SONS 1902-1913- 32 EAST NINTH ST WITH MANUFACTURING IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK.The Morgan Brothers manufactured a whole range of superb lighting products & prided for high qualith lamps .Morgan evolved a unique style of hammered copper metalwork.


Antique Ring

95

Ornate antique ring has a crown shape with swags of roses or other types of flowers. It appears to be made of solid brass with small holes around the bottom which I assume is to hang prisms from. The balls at the top of the crown also have a small hole in the top possibly for a finial or other decorative cap.

Measures approx 5 1/8" across (inside measurement) 16 1/8" around the inside, & 2 1/4" tall including the balls at the top


Handel Arts And Crafts Base

695

Here is a very nice HANDEL arts and crafts lamp base.Measures 8" at the foot and 25" high.Has the nice dark brown with a touch of verdigris patina.3 HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls.rewired and properly signed.


Hubbell Switch

165

Here is one of those very hard to find HANDEL parts.All the parts and fittings for those HANDEL lamps , especially the harp lamps.

@ 1/4" fitter , Hubbell socket

Hubbell switch with signed HANDEL paddle which screws off. swivel unit with brass wing nut, complete unit


Antique Brass Lamp Font

75

HERE IS A ANTIQUE BRASS LAMP FONT FOR KEROSENE LAMP. No Dents .7 IN.TALL AND 4-1/2IN. ACROSS THE BOTTOM.


Delft Pottery Lamps

85

Here is a nice pair of blue Delft pottery lamps. Both hand painted and fired in porcelain .Measures 6" high with 4" shades. Both in good shape , free of any chips . One shade heeds the wire shade support resoldered , all pieces are included. These lamps were brought back from a trip to Europe by a business executive in the 1920's. Would make great nite lites or beautiful on a little girls dresser.

$85 for the pair.

Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.

Delftware in the latter sense is a type of pottery in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides. Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, ornaments and tiles.


Yost Sockets

140

There are five sockets. They are all marked "Yost Pat's". They appear to be in excellent condition .They have porcelain inserts .The keys seem to all work well. PATENTED AUG. 25,1903.

YOST sockets were used on high grade antique lamps like TIFFANY , WILKINSON , SUESS, HANDEL ans others.$140 for the group of 5.


Hubbell Sockets

195

Here is a nice set of 5 HUBBELL sockets , all work. All properly signed. As a bonus , you get the 5 shade supports that match each other and the HUBBELL sockets. The 3.5" shade holders screw off the sockets.

$195 for the set of five


Solid Brass Harp

95

Here is a new and shiny solid brass 12" x 12" harp.


Handel Lamps Bases

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In keeping with the reputation of providing the best and most HANDEL pieces parts lamps and repairs, here are four nice HANDEL lamp bases. All properly signed with correct and original hardware, HUBBELL sockets, acorn chain pulls, rewired for safety, ready to go.

#1 8" x 24" stylized tree trunk with tee pee shade support - $775

#2 8.5" x 27 base with teepee - $695

#3 7.5" x 23.5" - $675

#4 8" x24" arts and crafts - $875

#5 CHINEESE PIERCED FOOT 7" X 23" - $850

#6 ARTS AND CRAFTS 8 "X24" - $850

#7 STYLIZED TREE 8" X 23.5" - $1,275

#8 7" X 24" 3 LEGGED - $775

#9 3 LEGGED 7.5" X 23" - $875

#10 ARTS AND CRAFTS 8" X 24" - $875

#11 ACANTAS LEAF BULBOUIS 8" X 23.5" - $1375

#12 CCANTAS LEAF BULBOUIS IN BRIGHT PATINA 4 SOCKETS - $14.50

PHILLIP J. HANDEL was a great inventer in his own right plus his large group was very inventitive.They held many US Patents and fiercely defended all of there trade marks and patents. Their lamp bases were protected by many patents which speaks strongly to the quality and mechanical superiority.

HANDEL HISTORY

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


Handel 3 Griffin Legged Lamp Base

1650

Here is a super rare HANDEL 3 Griffin legged lamp base. Is correctly signed HANDEL and is in excellent original condition with amazing detail . 3 HUBBELLS with acorn chain pulls and rewired for another century of dependable and safe service.Measures 8.5" x 25" high.Is solid bronze and heavy.


Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in 1885 to form the "Eydam and Handel Company" in Meriden, Connecticut. When this partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger facilities and was thereafter known as "Philip J. Handel" and then as "Handel and Company". "The Handel Company" originally incorporated on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company President upon Philip Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's cousin. The immediate post World War I period was one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the economic slowdown of the late 1920's and resulting Great Depression had a devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


Tiffany Socket

425

Here is a super rare TIFFANY lamp 2 1/4" fitter to fit the TIFFANY lamps
that have a shade with a 2 1/4" fitter. has great verdagrn patina with the
ball screws and signed GECO socket works.


Unique Lamp Base

725

Here is a nice and sought after UNIQUE LAMP BASE. Measures 23" high.All original and has HUBBELL sockets with saturn acorn pulls.Rewired for another century of dependable service.

THE UNIQUE CO WAS STARTED IN 1889 BY GEORGE W.BAILEY AND HELD MANY PATENTS AND WAS LOCATED AT 46 PARK PLACE NEW YORK. THEY HAD HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS AND EMPLOYEES IN TWO PLANTS IN NEW YORK. . THE 3 YEARS FROM 1905 AND 1907 WERE THE HIGH WATER MARK FOR THE CO.A PERIOD OF ECONOMIC OPTIMISM WHEN THE PUBLICS APPETITE FOR EXPENSIVE LIGHTING WAS AT IT'S PEAK.THE CO. EXECUTED VERY ELABORATE SHADES WITH THE MEAN SALES PRICE OF $35. IN 1917 THE WAINING DEPRESSION YEARS, THE CO. WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. HERE IS A CHANCE TO OWN AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF AMERICAN ART HISTORY.


6 Hubbell Socket Lamp Cluster

375

Here is yet another hard to find 6 HUBBELL socket lamp cluster.Measures 5" at the fitting and 11" overall. Has a HANDEL finale and long suspension threaded rod . If you have a large high end lamp, this is for you.


Classique Lamp

495

Vintage Column Style Classique Table Lamp circa 1920's

Accentuate your parlor, living room, or home office with flapper flavor in this circa 1920's Classique column lamp. This double light table lamp has the original pull chain switches on each independently lit standard socket. It is white with original patina and has been rewired for full function. Rayon-covered cord is still part of the charm. This piece measures 20 1/2" tall. The base diameter is 6 1/2". Atop the lamp, the flange awaits a reverse painted glass shade which you provide. For purpose of sizing, the inside edge/ring of this flange measures 3 1/2". The outside is 4" in diameter. The bottom of the lamp has the original black felt cover with tag featuring an embroidered "Classique Lamps" crest. This lamp is in good condition. Age distress is evident on the base bottom and light sockets, yet this is quite an ornate and sophisticated beauty.

Classique Lamp Co. a popular and high quality lamp company was in Chicago for many years at the turn of the century and was known for their high quality lamps. The reverse scenic painting was done in the dimple "heavy applied paint" style. Great attention to detail in their high quality shades and outstanding bases which were distinctive.


Hubbell Miniture

125

Here for your consideration is an antique HUBBELL miniture electric lamp socket.Rare and hard to come by. This measures 2 1/2" and is marked HUBBELL. This is 75W, 125V and will hold a candle style bulb. This features an early acorn pull chain. This is currently wired but it is old wiring and will need to be replaced. Switch works fine.


Jefferson Shade Ring

100

Here is one of those hard to come by JEFFERSON lamp parts. The 2 piece shade ring.


Handel Lamp Shade Hangers

175 ea

Here again, hard to find lamp parts. Shown are two HANDEL 4 1/4" fitter lamp shade hangers which are 5.5" total heigth.Nice patina.I actually have 3 of these albeit only 2 are shown here. They are complete with old working sockets and acorn chain pulls.$175 each.Shipping inside the good ole USA would be $12 bucks for 1 or 3.

The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut began production in 1885 as
a partnership between Philip Julius Handel, age nineteen, and Adolph Eydam, age
twenty-one. The company, founded as Eydam & Handel first specialized in
glass decorating and lamp manufacturing using bases from other suppliers. The
company began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening of
the Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house". The
lamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to
18" diameter table lamps. The company is best known for their reverse painted
lamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects ranging
from historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies. No two lamps
even with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, the
success of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist. There are
better examples of each design number, usually the ones signed by the artist
bringing a premium value over unsigned shades. The company ceased
production in 1936 as the demand for Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts style
faded. In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with prices
ranging from $2000.00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over $100,000
for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a design
theme.


Fitter For Hanging Shades

65 ea

Rare, hard to find. Here is a nice 3 1/4" fitter for hanging those shades with the 3 1/4" fitter . This size fitter is hard to come by.Has the signed HANDEL hook, nice old working socket with acorn chain pull.Nice patina as well.I have five of these beauties.$65 each.


French Shades

575

(3) NOVERDY FRANCE PATE de VERRE lamp shades

((3Signed "NOVERDY FRANCE" (see photos for signature) Original 1920-30s French Art Deco Pair of Lampshades

It seems that many people have decided to invest their hard-earned cash in rare, classic and useable antiques, rather than risk the uncertainty of the stock market. Here is a way to own beautiful and useful items, as well as realize a ha profit in the future. One of those items is this pair of signed NOVERDY FRANCE Lampshades.

"NOVERDY" - was a French Art Deco Glass/Lamp manufacturer active during the same era and producing glass of the same quality as Muller Freres, Daum and Degue. The lampshade or "tulipe" is acid-etched "NOVERDY FRANCE(33) France Pate de
Three Art Nouveau shades designed by Jean Noverdy circa 1925. Each measures 5-1/2 inches tall and 4-1/4 at the widest part of the bell. The openings at the top are 1 inch in diameter. Each is marked "Noverdy France". Active in the same era as Muller Freres, Daum and Degue. One has a very tiny chip on the rim as shown in the last picture above. No other chips or cracks.


Five G.E.C.O. Sockets

165

Great matching set of five brass top porcelain industrial light fixture sockets-marked "660w GE Co U.S.A."-5/8" top threading nice shape one has chipping to upper rim-one has Steel shade ring for 2-1/4" shades with set screws.


Wirt Rheostate

175

Here again is my attempt to provide good old, hard to find lamp pieces and parts and unusual.
This is a Dim-a-lite. Dated Aug.28,1919. Ha, some folks think a lamp rheostat is a conventional invention. Here is one that is 90 years old and works just fine. Signed WIRTS Made in USA Dim-a-lite.
Is in it's origonal patina. Had a sighed HANDEL brass hook and 26" of matching chain with many links stamped HANDEL.


Sockets

185

THESE SOCKETS ARE NEW OLD STOCK. THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH ONLY SOME MINOR SCRATCHES. LOCKING DEVICE TO STOP THEFT OF LIGHT BULBS. $185 FOR THE PAIR


Tiffany Lamp Base

575

Here for your consideration is a TIFFANY lamp base in the library style. Measures 22" high x 9" at the foot with a 3. 5" shade support wheel and heat cap. Good verdigris patina with EDISON sockets with mica insulators. has been properly rewired for safety. One might ask why so low a price for this nice lamp base. The answer is albeit looks correct, that I do not believe this is a genuine TIFFANY lamp base but a very good and old repo. Nonetheless, will make a nice and serviceable lamp base for someone at a super low investment.

LOUIS COMFORT BORN 1848 TO CHARLES LEWIS TIFFANY. HE GREW UP IN HIS FATHERSJEWLERY BUSINESS. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on artglass. Earlier, Louis had already registered for a patent on a new glassmakingtechnique of combining different colors in opalescent glass to create vibrant, multidimensional hues of color never before seen in glass. This challenged thetraditional approach of painting on glass to create multicolored effects. Tiffany became an enthusiastic supporter of the European Art Nouveau movement, challenging the current Victorian ornate style. Art Nouveau used free-flowingdesigns based on nature that exemplified the characteristics prevalent inTiffanys earlier creations as a landscape painter. The use of light, color andnature assumed greater significance in Tiffanys work as he developed his uniqueapproach to Art Nouveau. Tiffany's work was displayed in Europe at the mostimportant venue for the introduction of Art Nouveau, Siegfried Bing's L'ArtNouveau. In an effort to reach the interiors of a greater population, Tiffanybegan to design lamps to allow more people to enjoy art and beauty in their ownhome. Colored glass, Tiffanys lasting love and challenge, found fresh scope andinspiration. While the windows served to transmit the light of day, the lampsrepresent a new source of illumination independent of daylight. Fabrication ofthe lamps began in 1885, with the majority of them being made between 1895 and1920. It was not until 1899 that Tiffany publicly introduced the lamps forsale. Tiffany is best known for his designs of glass vessels, lamps andwindows, but he also created items in various other media including metalwork, furniture, jewelry and ceramics, introducing enamels in 1898, art pottery in1900, and jewelry in 1904. He established a metalwork department, producinglamps, desk sets, and chandeliers that were sold through his New York showroom, company catalogues and department stores. He designed most anything having to dowith interior design, including even textiles and wall coverings. His remarkablecareer spanned over five decades, including his tenure with L. C. Tiffany &Associated Artists, the Tiffany Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany Furnacesand the L. C. Tiffany Furnaces. By Tiffanys death on February 18, 1933, thepopularity of his elaborate lamps declined with the rise of Art Moderne andExpressionism. For two decades the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany wereforgotten. It was not until the first Tiffany retrospective show in 1958 thathis objects were rediscovered by museums and collectors. Awareness of Tiffanyscraftsmanship escalated with an Art Nouveau show in 1960 at the Museum of ModernArt. Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured aroundthe world, confirming Tiffanys legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design ANDMOST ANYTHING WITH THE MAGICAL TIFFANY NAME FETCHES ENORMOUS SUMS OFMONEY


Doctor's Tool

50

Here is a nice working tool, used by Doctors to look inside those tight places like ears. In good working condition. Made of surgical stainless steel with spring hat works.


Bryant Sockets

175

Here is one of those rare and hard to find UNIQUE lamp top hardware. Has 3 BRYANT sockets and acorn chain pulls in good patina with all sockets working.


Propellers

895

Here for your consideration is a nice set of two, MERCURY MARINE, 22-pitch Bravo Three Props. The props are in excellent original condition, and have never been reworked and free of any nicks or anything at all to mention.
The prop closest to the boat is 48-823663 as shown. The prop farthest from the boat is 48-823664. Both have very few running hours in fresh water, here on the good old beautiful Illinois River This set sells for $1550 at the Marina. I would sell for $895.


Antique Keyless Sockets

150

Lot of Five Antique 1907 BRYANT Keyless Sockets.

BRYANT
PAT'D NOV 26 1907
$150 FOR ALL FIVE.


Geco Lamp Socket

125

Here is a very rare early GECO lamp socket.

By the year 1900 the Edison screw type base owned over 60% of the market. It was for this reason that by the year 1900 almost all socket manufacturers chose to use the Edison screw base as their standard. Adapters were made for the Thompson-Houston style sockets so that they could easily adapt to the Edison style bulb.

1901 marks the year that Hubbell came out with a patent for their own Edison style socket shown below.


Williamson Lamp Shade

175

Here is a very nice lamp shade which has been identified as a WILLIAMSON.

'UP FOR BIDS TODAY IS THIS ART NOUVEAU FIXTURE SHADE WITH 2 1/4" FITTER 5 7/8" TALL AND 4 1/8" DIAMETER IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR A VERY MINOR FITTER CHIP, which is of course hidden under the fitter. Notice this shade is copper wheel design cut. High end procedure.
THE R. WILLIAMSON CO. WAS STARTED IN THE LATE 1890'S ON WASHINGTON &
JEFFERSON STREETS IN CHICAGO MAKING ALL SORTS OF ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES, BRASS AND
IRON FITTINGS AND SPECIALIZING IN WELL APPOINTED LAMPS.


Handel Glass Lamp Shade

425

Offered is the rare Handel Etruscan glass lamp shade measuring 10" across the bottom and is 6 �" tall. This nice HANDEL shade is properly signed, HANDEL and numbered 158 and has the no. 879664 and No. 776518. Has the chipped ice exterior and is a beautiful amber / yellow glass that the great HANDEL LAMP CO. was known to produce. This would fit a HANDEL Aladdin oil lamp with a 10" fitter. For some unknown reason someone painted this beautiful shade forest green then someone decided to take some of the green paint off. Under the paint is the gorgeous amber/yellow color.

It has the usual slight roughness around the bottom rim that is so very common with these wonderful pieces of history. No nicks, cracks, chips, crazing, or repairs. It has a lovely ringing sound when gently tapped with your finger. The HANDEL ETUSCAN is a rare line of their offerings which had a limited production time, making the survivors sought after.

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in
1885 to form the Eydam and Handel Company in Meriden, Connecticut. When this
partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger
facilities and was thereafter known as Philip J. Handel and then as Handel
and Company. The Handel Company originally incorporated
on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone
Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his
second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company
President upon Philip Handels death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel
Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to
William F. Handel, Philips cousin. The immediate post World War I period was
one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the
economic slowdown of the late 1920s and resulting Great Depression had a
devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and
manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced
many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


Lamp Assembly

275

Really good parts. Here is a nickle plated lamp assembly complete with 3 Bryant sockets with apron chain pulls. The Finale is a Peacock in full feather spread. Came from a up scale lamp.


Acorn-shaped Keyless Socket

175

Very Early 1900s Acorn-Shaped Keyless Socket

Looks almost unused, but the black screw-on collar has a crack which is almost invisible when the collar is on the socket. Super rare.


Hubbell Keyless Sockets

140

Set of 4 Hubbell Keyless sockets in Very good shape, they have a bit of paint near the threads, otherwise all intact and solid, The insulators are in good shape. Will be shipped with set screws. These are the rare, hard to find and valuable HUBBELL sockets, solid brass, all working and ready to use. $140 for the four.


Tiffany Thumb Nut

65 ea

In my intent to provide rare pieces and parts that are commonly lost. Here is another of those very rare TIFFANY parts. This is for one of TIFFANY thumb nut as shown.
in correct patina. Measures 13/16ths with 10-32 TPI.


Hubbell Sockets

110

Here are two nice properly signed HUBBELL working sockets with canopies.


Handel 10 in. Shade

375

Here is a nice shade for all those lamps that have lost their 10" shades along the way. Has the standard 2 1/4" fitter and is stamped HANDEL. Has the correct cased glass "white in color " interior for good lite distribution. All measurements match the Handel at 10" x 5. 5" to the top of the shade body with the 2 1/4" fitter on top. The shade is free of any ships, cracks or repairs. Albeit this shade is stamped HANDEL, I have not seen a HANDEL signature like this before, so I am pricing as a regular 10" replacement shade which has a wide variety of applications.

The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut began production in 1885 as
a partnership between Philip Julius Handel, age nineteen, and Adolph Eydam, age
twenty-one. The company, founded as Eydam & Handel first specialized in
glass decorating and lamp manufacturing using bases from other suppliers. The
company began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening of
the Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house". The
lamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to
18" diameter table lamps. The company is best known for their reverse painted
lamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects ranging
from historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies. No two lamps
even with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, the
success of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist. There are
better examples of each design number, usually the ones signed by the artist
bringing a premium value over unsigned shades. The company ceased
production in 1936 as the demand for Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts style
faded. In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with prices
ranging from $2000. 00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over $100, 000
for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a design
theme.


Bryant Sockets

375

In my attempt to be the provider of those very rare lamp pieces and parts, here is another rare find. 5 signed BRYANT lamp sockets. These are the type used in the really high end TIFFANYS when a base of line switch was used. They are the early ones with screw off tops. Set of 5.


Harvey Hubbell Socket

145

Here is a super rare HARVEY HUBBELL early lamp socket. Is signed HARVEY HUBBELL in an arch with dates, MAY 8 1900, JAN 1 08, FEB 18, 02 OCT 13 08.
This socket is nice with switch and acorn chain pull. Please note the 90 degree elbow is an integral part of the socket.


3 1/4" Fitters

135 ea

Here is another of those nearly impossible to find HANDEL PARTS. This is the 3 1/4" fitter lamp shade holder, complete with HUBBELL socket, acorn chain pull with hook and ball shade holder screws. Is signed on the brass hook HANDEL.


Handel Lamp Bases

1,275

Here for your consideration is a pair of outstanding HANDEL Arts and Crafts lamp bases. Both are 24" high x 7. 5" at the foot and are both properly signed with cloth tags and insized under the felt as shown. All copper HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. The pair is $1275, priced low to sell.


Tiffany Nut

125

Here is one of those very hard to come by TIFFANY stylized nuts. Was used on many of the TIFFANY lamps. If you loose one, this is a must.


Carved Stand

650

Here is a very nice carved stand, used for lamps, plants or about anything. Is 49 x 14 and will hold heavy weight Circa 1920.


Three Lamp Socket Cluster

125

Old Benjamin pull chain three lamp socket cluster. Marked Patented 4-23-1912. Sockets all work and have the saturn acorn chain pulls.


Perkins Sockets

200

Here for your consideration is a group of rare sockets commonly used in TIFFANY, SUESS, WILLIAMSON and other high end lamps, both table lamps, floor lamps and chandeliers.

Nice Early Set of 5 Perkins keyless sockets Pat. Nov 26 1907, In great condition all have original porcelain and copper interiors and set screws. NO stress cracks in outer shell or interior. All Five $200.


Geco Socket

125

Here is another rare and hard to find early 1st general GECO lamp socket. Made by General Electric in the 1890's. Switch works well.


General Electric Sockets

200

General Electric 2" Sockets

Here are two nice early rare GENERAL ELECTRIC sockets with mica insulator, dated 1905.


Fitters

30 ea

Here are 3 - 2 1/4' fitters. Hard to find, brass. $30 each.


Mini Socket

90

Bryant mini socket, Tiffany used; Complete with innerts.


Handel Boudoir Base

475

Here is a nice properly signed HANDEL boudoir. Has it's original beautiful patina, HUBBELL socket with acorn chain pull and rewired. 15" high x 3" at the foot.


Lamp Mechanical Assembly

145

Here is another good old lamp mechanical assembly. I am certain it is from a high quality lamp. I am told is a WILLIAMSON. $


Hubbell Switchless Lamp Sockets

160

Here are 6 very nice HUBBELL switch less lamp sockets. Many good old lamps use a wall or cord switches. Excellent condition. Hard to fine. Would sell 3 for $90 or all 6 for $160


Uno Thread Lamp Socket Adapters

12 EA

Set of 4 vintage UNO thread lamp socket adapters. Screw onto the end of vintage sockets for what must be an off size fitter. From the inventory of a 40 year lamp restorer


JBCB Audio System

250

for Cruiser-Style Motorcycles

JMCB-2003 - the world's first, all-in-one, handlebar-mounted,
motorcycle audio system!

This is a gently used system that works well. Cost $629.00 new part # 4402-0006 and chrome mounting upgrade # 440-0008 Comes with complete operation and installation instructions.

Would sell for $250 plus shipping

This exciting product from J&M features a 40 channel CB radio, NOAA weather band, rider/passenger intercom and stereo music amplification from any Portable/MP3-type/I-pod music device.

Mount it to your left handlebar with the proper bracket kit, connect the headset/power harness to your bike's electrical system, (choose below between solo or rider/passenger kits) install our license plate mounted CB antenna, (or any other properly tuned CB antenna) plug in your favorite J&M dual-mode helmet headset/headsets and you are ready to go.

There are no other hidden black boxes to mount or clutter up your bike, as the complete system is on your handlebar. (Your source music device is plugged into the system as a separate item).

All knobs and controls have been designed for ease of use while riding, even with gloves on and in addition, the unit is water resistant so you won't have to worry about getting caught out in the rain.

Audio performance is superb, even at high speeds, and that is most impressive considering its compact size.

Important Note: The JMCB-2003 is a J&M 6-pin audio system that requires the pre-amplified microphone signal provided by our Dual-Mode (ECD/ICD/BCD/CD prefixed) helmet headsets along with the #HC-ZJM or #HC-PJM lower section hook-up cord


J&M Complete JMCB-2003 Installation and Integration Kit


Handel Heat Caps

50ea

Here for your consideration are good old HANDEL lamp parts. These Handel shade supports / heat caps are the standard 3 7/8" dia. They have good old dark brown patina and are properly stamped HANDEL. They each comes with the Handel finale and threaded rod. Each "one" heat cap is $50. Shipping inside the good old USA is $5. 50. International shipping to be calculated.


Arrow Sockets

10 ea

Here is a nice group of signed ARROW new old stock. $10 bucks each


Bradley And Hubbard Lamp Base

225

I have the Bradley and Hubbard lamp base as shown. The other pic is what it would look like with the shade. I am selling the base only for $225. If you have a shade the value is way up there.


Thompson-houston Keyless Sockets

80 ea

SET OF 4 THOMPSON-HOUSTON KEYLESS SOCKETS, 1899

THIS SET OF 4 THOMPSON HOUSTON KEYLESS SOCKETS WITH THE EDISON ADAPTERS, IN GOOD CONDITION WITH GREAT PATINA. MARKED JUNE 13, 99 250V 50CP ON THE BRASS SHELL

$80 each or $280 for all 4.


Hubbell Sockets

mult

Here again is an attempt to supply the best, hard to find lamp pieces and parts. Here are two HUBBELL sockets which are the smaller 2 1/4 inch size and take the standard bulb.
The shiney 'nickel' socket also has a surface mount bracket with wireway. Works fine. $100
The 2nd came from a Handel lamp base which was all this color, cream color. Has the acorn chain pull and works fine. $90


Corvette Glass Top

795

Corvette Roof 1997-2004 C5 Glass Targa Top Roof and still in the box new is the sun screen which snaps into place inside $795 for like new lexon top and new sun screen.


Handel Shade Holders With Hubbell Switches

135 ea

Rare, HANDEL 2 1/4" fitter shade holders with HUBBELL switches. Very rare, no body has them. They have nice verdigris finish and all switches click nicely and guaranteed to work. $135 each. Buy all four for $110 each.


Steuben Shade

725

Up for sale is this nice STEUBEN pulled feather 8" shade. Is nicely done, properly signed with the standard 2 1/4" fitter. Free of any chips or cracks. Very good colors.


Oscar Bach Base

1,975

Oscar Bach made this wonderful base, properly signed with stamp on the underside. Its a massive base, standing at 28 " tall with a bottom diameter of just over 10". It can certainly accommodate a large shade! It weighs an impressive 14. 6 pounds!!! Great design of dolphin-like fish on each of the corners (similar to the ones Pairpoint puts on their bases). Casting is wonderful and highly detailed. No dents or dings and very few if any scratches. Dual Benjamin socket cluster functions perfectly, and there's also a twist switch in the base. Signed as shown in the last two pictures. If you have a large arts & crafts or nautical theme shade, this could very well be the base for you. I'm told that Oscar Bach didn't make a lot of bases and most are much smaller than this one. Successful bidder to pay $50 shipping/insurance on this base (its big and heavy and will need to be packed very carefully Very rare and a bargain at $1975. 00

The Friends of Oscar Bach welcome you.

The site is dedicated to the life and work of metal craftsman, Oscar Bruno Bach (Breslau, Germany, 1884 - New York, NY, 1957). The information on this site is the result of ongoing collaboration among decorative arts scholars, private collectors, members of the museum community and the antique trade, metalcraft and Art Deco enthusiasts, artisans and conservators.


GECO Silvered Sockets

600

Here for your consideration are 10 GECO silvered sockets Each has the mica insulator and for sure all work as they are switchless. $600 and the fixture goes in the deal, no extra cost.
I also have the exact unit only in the 6 GECO socket for $375.


Tiffany Tobacco Lamp Base

2995

Here is a very rare genuine TIFFANY TOBACCO lamp base. TIFFANY, The gold standard, best of the best. Super original patina over the solid bronze, proper hardware and rewired for safety. This marvelous PROPERLY SIGNED TIFFANY LAMP BASE TAKES THE 7" SHADE, WHICH I HAVE BUT NOT INCLUDING IN THIS SHOWING.

The Tiffany base alone is $2995.

BRIEF TIFFANY HISTORY

LOUIS COMFORT BORN 1848 TO CHARLES LEWIS TIFFANY. HE GREW UP IN HIS FATHERS
JEWLERY BUSINESS. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on art
glass. Earlier, Louis had already registered for a patent on a new glassmaking
technique of combining different colors in opalescent glass to create vibrant,
multidimensional hues of color never before seen in glass. This challenged the
traditional approach of painting on glass to create multicolored effects.
Tiffany became an enthusiastic supporter of the European Art Nouveau movement,
challenging the current Victorian ornate style. Art Nouveau used free-flowing
designs based on nature that exemplified the characteristics prevalent in
Tiffanys earlier creations as a landscape painter. The use of light, color and
nature assumed greater significance in Tiffanys work as he developed his unique
approach to Art Nouveau. Tiffany's work was displayed in Europe at the most
important venue for the introduction of Art Nouveau, Siegfried Bing's L'Art
Nouveau.
In an effort to reach the interiors of a greater population, Tiffany
began to design lamps to allow more people to enjoy art and beauty in their own
home. Colored glass, Tiffanys lasting love and challenge, found fresh scope and
inspiration. While the windows served to transmit the light of day, the lamps
represent a new source of illumination independent of daylight. Fabrication of
the lamps began in 1885, with the majority of them being made between 1895 and
1920. It was not until 1899 that Tiffany publicly introduced the lamps for
sale.
Tiffany is best known for his designs of glass vessels, lamps and
windows, but he also created items in various other media including metalwork,
furniture, jewelry and ceramics, introducing enamels in 1898, art pottery in
1900, and jewelry in 1904. He established a metalwork department, producing
lamps, desk sets, and chandeliers that were sold through his New York showroom,
company catalogues and department stores. He designed most anything having to do
with interior design, including even textiles and wall coverings. His remarkable
career spanned over five decades, including his tenure with L. C. Tiffany &
Associated Artists, the Tiffany Glass Company, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany Furnaces
and the L. C. Tiffany Furnaces.
By Tiffanys death on February 18, 1933, the
popularity of his elaborate lamps declined with the rise of Art Moderne and
Expressionism. For two decades the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany were
forgotten. It was not until the first Tiffany retrospective show in 1958 that
his objects were rediscovered by museums and collectors. Awareness of Tiffanys
craftsmanship escalated with an Art Nouveau show in 1960 at the Museum of Modern
Art. Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured around
the world, confirming Tiffanys legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design AND
MOST ANYTHING WITH THE MAGICAL TIFFANY NAME FETCHES ENORMOUS SUMS OF MONEY.


Handel Glass

150 ea

HANDEL GLASS If you have a Handel lamp as shown 9 panel bent glass. If you need original glass, here are 2 panels. Measure 6. 5 across the bottom, 1. 5" across the top and 8. 5" high.

Very rare, hard to find. $150 each.


Bach Lamp Base

1,675

Here is a rare and beautiful OSCAR BACH lamp base. Is made of solid bronze, is heavy and has the proper signature and in good working condition, ready for a share. The 4 dolphins are really great. Stands 29" high and 9" wide at the foot.

Oscar Bruno Bach (Breslau, Germany, 1884 - New York, NY, 1957)

German born craftsman Oscar Bruno Bach was one of the most technically skilled and commercially successful figures in the field of decorative metalwork during the first half of the 20th century. His design and production ranged from small and domestic to grand-scale architectural. His style was as diverse as his use of metals and included Arts & Crafts, Gothic, Renaissance, Spanish Baroque, Tudor Revival, and, on occasion, modern Art Deco. Thematically he was particularly fond of the zodiac, of lush scrolling grapevines, classical masks, mythological symbols and elements of the Italianate and Germanic grotesque. Oscar Bach's work can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art, The Wolfsonian, and Reynolda House.

Oscar Bach was born Oscar Bruno Bakstik on December 13, 1884 in Breslau, Germany. As a young man he studied painting at the Royal Academy in Berlin and also underwent a 4 year apprenticeship in metallic arts. From 1898-1902 he attended the Imperial Academy of Art in Berlin. Following this formal education Bach became the artistic director of metallic arts firm in Hamburg where he made an ornate jewel encrusted Bible cover for the study of Pope Leo XIII, an early article of his craft which remains in the Vatican permanent collection. Two years later, Bach won several important commissions to design metalwork for civic buildings including the new city hall in Berlin. Between 1904 and 1911 Bach worked as a successful metalsmith in Germany, keeping a studio in Venice and traveling extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa where he became keenly aware of various decorative styles, histories, materials, and techniques. In 1911 Bach won the Grand Prix at the World's Exposition in Turin, Italy for a bed he designed for Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1911 was also the year that he moved to the United States to join his brother Max and establish a business in New York City.

Soon after his arrival, Oscar Bach and his brother and Max Bach opened a metal design studio together - first in Greenwich Village under the name of BACH BROTHERS. They soon moved to 257 West 17th Street and became Oscar B. Bach Studios, Inc. From 1913-1923 Oscar Bach's little metal shop kept busy creating beautiful household objects for moneyed New Yorkers as well as custom architectural works for America's great country estates. He worked often with architect Harrie T. Lindeberg and designed exterior and interior fittings for many of Lindebergh's clients. Most of his designs from this period bear a metal with the inscription OSCAR B BACH / NEW YORK / STUDIOS INC and a central image of a female profile flanked on each side by a double-struck B. Some also bear the unfielded stamped mark OBASO-BRONZE / OSCAR. B. BACH. STUDIOS.

In April of 1923 the Bach brothers moved to a new studio at 511 West 42nd Street upon an acrimonious split with their business partner, Bertram Segar. Segar remained in Bach's West 17th Street studio, renaming it The Segar Studios. There, Bertram Segar continued to reproduce many of Bach's original designs and variations on Bach's designs, either selling them in an unmarked state or stamping them with his Segar Studios mark. Segar would continue to run a successful custom metalwork studio throughout the 1920s despite Oscar Bach's continued denouncing of Segar's poor ethics and poor taste. Desperate to protect his reputation, Bach even ran advertisements stating that "All products designed and executed in my studios bear my facsimile signature, and no other articles are genuine. " Segar's unauthorized production of Oscar Bach's designs has caused much confusion in the market today.

Despite these difficulties, Oscar Bach's Manhattan based business continued to flourish throughout the mid 1920s and 1930s. Most of his designs from this period bear a metal tag with the artist's name in script. Commercially Bach's production pieces ranged from the modest, such as a small lead ashtray to the pricey, such as a highly ornamental bronze chandelier with custom aurene shades. Almost every conceivable form was available - smoking stands, library lamps, footed bowls, card trays, planters, torch�res, andirons, slab tables, mirrors, sconces, picture frames, humidors, curule chairs, bookends, children's flatware, porringers. . . all fabricated in bronze or iron, steel or aluminum, silver or copper, or occasionally lead, and featuring polychrome enamels, delicate chemical and cold patina work, custom Steuben glass components, and fanciful cast ornamental detail. Bach routinely submitted his diverse objects to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Exhibition of Industrial Art and would capitalize on the show's prestige by posting advertisements with photos of his exhibits. He networked well and made important social and business connections with bankers, museum directors, hotel magnates, and architectural firms. In 1926 he won the prestigious Medal of Honor from the Architectural League of New York for a set of bronze doors to their club room. Bach was a savvy self-marketer who advertised consistently in a variety of magazines, some associated with fine art and d�cor such as International Studio, but others more associated with the leisure class lifestyle, such as Theatre and Country Life. Wherever his commission work took him, Bach would seek to secure a local venue, usually a high end department store, to sell his designs. By 1929, consumers could purchase Bach's fine metals across the U. S. from Manhattan's B. Altman to Joseph Horne in Pittsburgh, and Forster-Smith in Toledo. Winning the commissions to furnish custom metalwork for the oceanliners SS Manhattan and SS Washington, Bach then persuaded US Lines to offer a selection of his small domestic objects for tourists to purchase on board while traveling across the Atlantic. Once in Europe, one could visit Bach's studio in Piazza Oberdan, Florence, Italy.

But New York was Bach's headquarters and it is here that one could find artist's main show room and many of his most ambitious architectural commissions including New York's Riverside Church, Temple Emanu-el, the Masonic Level Club, the Earl Carroll Theatre, the Daily News Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, the Woolworth Building, the Airlines Building, and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank in Brooklyn. Perhaps his crowning glory is the large inlaid stainless steel mural he fabricated and installed in the lobby of the Empire State Building in 1931. Elsewhere Bach won high-status commissions from the Procurement Division of the Treasury Department, Washington D. C. , Yale University, The Toledo Museum of Art, Christ Church at Cranbrook, and the Circle Tower in Indianapolis. But many of Bach's most impressive creations were not accessible to the public. These were the custom metalwork commissions he executed for the homes of some of America's wealthiest aristocrats including Eugene duPont, Jr. 's Delaware mansion Owl's Nest, W. E. Scripps' Michigan estate, Moulton Manor, Lloyd Frank's lavish Fir Acres in Portland (now Lewis & Clark College), and the ornate Villa Philbrook for Waite Phillips of Tulsa.

By the late 1930s Bach's showroom and sales office had relocated to the prestigious British Empire Building at 620 Fifth Avenue and was operating under the name Bach Products. Most objects from this period are stamped OSCAR B. BACH and bear an applied tag which reads BACH PRODUCTS above the profile image of a tazza. His studio which employed numerous European trained craftsmen was located at 288 East 18th Street in Patterson, NJ. Throughout his career Bach filed for a total of 66 patents with the U. S. Patent Office and in 1941 Bach patented the "Bachite" system of construction to render steel corrosion and abrasion proof. 1941 marks the end of his work in the field of decorative arts and the beginning of his career as a metallist for some of America's top industrial firms. From 1941 until his death in 1957 Bach worked as a top consultant for Remington-Rand, Manning, Bowman, Edward Budd, Oneida, Baldwin Locomotive, American Radiator Company, and the Tappan Stove Company. Upon his death Oscar Bach and his wife Pauline were living at 962 Fifth Avenue with a lovely view of Central Park and the surrounding city of New York that had been his home for over four decades. According to his obituary in the New York Times, in the months leading up to his death, Bach's largest free-standing sculpture, "The Spirit of Democracy, " a 17 foot allegorical figure, was nearing completion and scheduled to be placed at Rockefeller Center's La Maison Fran�aise terrace. Though Bach finished this massive tribute work, "The Spirit of Democracy" was never installed. During Bach's lifetime, the artist was celebrated by renowned art critic and author, Matlack Price, in a publication called "Design & Craftsmanship in Metals: The Creative Art of Oscar Bach. " Bach was interviewed and featured in numerous magazine articles and trade publications. Oscar Bach died on May 4th, 1957 at the age of 72.


Fitter Lamp Hanger

185

Here for your consideration is a nice brass 6" fitter lamp hanger, complete with 3 HUBBELL sockets and hook.


Fitter Lamp Hanger

150

Here is a nice 6" fitter lamp hanger with hook.


Apron Chain Pulls

135

Here for your consideration are a pair of solid bronze apron chain pulls.
Unusual and large. 2 1/2" high x 1 1/2 " wide. Heavy with good old
patina. Also has 40" of chain on each. Must have come from a high end lamp of some
sort.


3 Switchless Sockets

250

Here is a nice old lamp cluster with 3 early GECO switch less sockets with the 2 screws and mica insulator.


Handel Lamp Swivel

65

Here is one of those hard to find HANDEL lamp swivels. Is marked HANDEL on the thumb grip.


Hubbell Sockets

175

Here are 3 nice early old HUBBELL screw in sockets with switches and plug in, like used in the old days. marked HUBBELL, and old. @ of the switches are sticky. $175 for the 3.


Nickel Plated Sockets

165

Here are 3 nice old nickel plated sockets with original apron pulls. Signed HH. All work. $165 for the 3


Hubbell Nickel Plated Lamp Socket

90

Here is a nice old working HUBBELL nickel plated lamp socket, with original pull.


Fulper Lamp Shade

275

Here is a Fulper lamp shade. Is hammered copper / bronze, measures 10. 5". Fulper used painted screens in the openings. As one can seen, the screening needs help but the body of the shade is rare and outstanding.


Whaley Lamp Base

875

Here is a nice WHALEY lamp base complete and working, and rewired. Is properly signed WHALEY. rare and hard to find.


Handel Lamp Base

725

Here is a nice HANDEL lamp base. totally arts and crafts and rarely seen. Measures 21. 5" high x 7" at the foot. Complete and with all it's original hardware.

The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut began production in 1885 as
a partnership between Philip Julius Handel, age nineteen, and Adolph Eydam, age
twenty-one. The company, founded as Eydam & Handel first specialized in
glass decorating and lamp manufacturing using bases from other suppliers. The
company began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening of
the Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house". The
lamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to
18" diameter table lamps. The company is best known for their reverse painted
lamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects ranging
from historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies. No two lamps
even with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, the
success of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist. There are
better examples of each design number, usually the ones signed by the artist
bringing a premium value over unsigned shades. The company ceased
production in 1936 as the demand for Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts style
faded. In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with prices
ranging from $2000. 00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over $100, 000
for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a design
theme.


Handel Lamp Base

795

Here is a nice HANDEL lamp base. Measures 25" x 8", properly signed as shown. has really great hardware. 3 HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Rewired and low price.

The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut began production in 1885 as
a partnership between Philip Julius Handel, age nineteen, and Adolph Eydam, age
twenty-one. The company, founded as Eydam & Handel first specialized in
glass decorating and lamp manufacturing using bases from other suppliers. The
company began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening of
the Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house". The
lamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to
18" diameter table lamps. The company is best known for their reverse painted
lamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects ranging
from historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies. No two lamps
even with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, the
success of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist. There are
better examples of each design number, usually the ones signed by the artist
bringing a premium value over unsigned shades. The company ceased
production in 1936 as the demand for Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts style
faded. In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with prices
ranging from $2000. 00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over $100, 000
for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a design
theme.


Unusual Lamp Base

550

Here is a very unusual lamp base. Is not signed but important for sure. Measures 11" x 22. 5". Please see the pond lillies and other repeat designs and on the original finale. Has rare and original sockets.


Gus Shade

175

Here is a super arts and crafts lamp shade. Is wicker with come damage and some replaced wicker. Measures 19" flat to flat. Has the linen interior.
Looks like a Gus shade.


Classique Lamp Base

275

Here is a CLASSIQUE lamp base Measures 23. 5" x 7" Cheap $275.

Classique Lamp Co. a popular and high quality lamp company was in
Chicago for many years at the turn of the century and was known for their high
quality lamps. The reverse scenic painting was done in the dimple "heavy applied
paint" style. Great attention to detail in their high quality shades and
outstanding bases which were distinctive


Aladdin Lamp Base

145

Here is a properly signed ALADDIN lamp base. Model #500, properly signed with cap and finale. Selling cheap.

The Aladdin Manufacturing Company was founded in 1919 and established at 2500 S. Hackley Street in
Muncie. The company produced Aladdin Electric Portable Lamps in a wide range of styles and prices.
The Aladdin Manufacturing Company of Muncie was completely separate from the Aladdin Electric
Lamps, a competitor located in nearby Alexandria, Indiana, and from Aladdin Industries, maker of
Aladdin Kerosene Mantle Lamps. By 1925 the Aladdin Manufacturing Company was producing "all
kinds of portable, desk, table and floor lamps, and silk and parchment shades. " In 1927 hand-painted glass
shades were also added. Lamps were sold locally through the Household Electric Store on Jackson Street,
as well as through retailers in other towns and by mail order. The company changed its name to General
Lamps Company in 1936 and moved its operations to Elwood, Indiana, in 1941. The General Lamps
Company went out of business in 1959.


Weller Lamp Base

275

Here is a nice WELLER LAMP BASE. Properly signed with all the hardware. Free of any damage or repairs.

The Weller Pottery Company had its humble
beginnings in a log cabin in Fultonham, Ohio. The year, 1872. The founder
Samuel A. Weller. In 1882, Sam Weller moved his growing business to
Zanesville, Ohio. His genius was in hiring talented designers and
decorators from all over the world. After 76 years and two world wars the
company met its demise in 1948. However, the legacy of the Weller
Pottery Company lives on. Weller Pottery is highly collectible
and growing more popular every year.


Handel Lamp Base

950

This super rare and properly signed HANDEL lamp base. The pix spear for it perfectly. All original hardware and patina. As good as it gets.


Hampshire Lamp Base

875

Here is a very nice and pristine HAMPSHIRE lamp base, in the matt green with the see thru Handel. All original, free of any cracks, repairs or damage. Measures 8" wide and 11" high and total height is 24".

About Hampshire Pottery

Hampshire Pottery began production in 1871. The pottery was founded by James Taft. Hampshire Pottery first introduced the widely popular matte green glaze in 1883. In 1904 Cadmon Robertson joined Hampshire Pottery and was soon placed in charge of production. Robertson developed over 900 glazes while with Hampshire Pottery and was responsible for many of the forms.

Robertson passed away in 1914 which left Hampshire solely in the hands of Taft. Just after Robertson's death, Taft determined to cease production. In 1916 Taft sold Hampshire Pottery to George Morton who was previously with Grueby Pottery.

Hampshire pottery continued for only a year under Morton's direction and was closed in 1917. After the end of World War I, Morton reopened Hampshire Pottery with primary production being white china for hotels and restaurants. Hampshire Pottery closed permanently in 1923.


Steuben 5 Shades

950

Here are 5 STEUBEN shades. Measure a whopping 20" x 8". All properly signed and throw off that beautiful burnt orange, coppery romantic lite. As can be seen, one has paint spatter and two have chips on the upper rim as shown. many years ago I bought an example of the hardware that I intended to use as shown. Now not sure if I can find the remainder of the hardware for the other 4 shades, but can order. I am selling all five STRUBENS for $1459 naw lets make that $950 for quick sale, very low price. Hope someone with the room and a little imagination can use them.

Steuben Glass Works was an American art glass manufacturer, founded in the summer of 1903 by Fredrick C. Carder and Thomas G. Hawkes in Corning, New York, which is in Steuben County, from which the company name was derived. Hawkes was the owner of the largest cut glass firm then operating in Corning. Carder was an Englishman (born 18 September 1863) who had many years' experience designing glass for Stevens and Williams inEngland. Hawkes purchased the glass blanks for his cutting shop from many sources and eventually wanted to start a factory to make the blanks himself. Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory. Carder, who had been passed over for promotion at Stevens and Williams, consented to do so.

In July 2008, Steuben was sold by Corning Incorporated for an undisclosed price to the Schottenstein Stores Corp. , [1] which also owns 51% of Retail Ventures, a holding company for DSW, Filene's Basement, and formerly Value City Department Stores; Value City Furniture, which changed its name to American Signature Furniture; 15% of American Eagle Outfitters, retail liquidator SB Capital Group, some 50 shopping centers, and 5 factories producing its shoes, furniture and crystal.


8 Handel Shades

1,200

Please post under lamps Handel 8 shades
Here is a group of very nice HANDEL shades. of the FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT style.
One set of five shades measuring 6" high x 3 1/4" wide and all with the typical 2 1/4" fitter. Some have very slight ships as shown. Am selling as a set of five.
The remaining set of three matching "all 8 shades match" shades measure 8" x 3 3/4" and again with the standard, typical 2 1/4" fitter. This set of three $795

Philip Handel joined in partnership with Adolph Eydam in
1885 to form the Eydam and Handel Company in Meriden, Connecticut. When this
partnership dissolved in 1892, the remaining company was relocated to larger
facilities and was thereafter known as Philip J. Handel and then as Handel
and Company. The Handel Company originally incorporated
on June 11, 1903 with Philip J. Handel, Albert Parlow, and Antone
Teich as the primary officers. Philip J. Handel married his
second wife, Fannie Hirschfield Handel, in 1906, and she became company
President upon Philip Handels death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel
Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to
William F. Handel, Philips cousin. The immediate post World War I period was
one of tremendous growth and profitability for The Handel Company. However, the
economic slowdown of the late 1920s and resulting Great Depression had a
devastating effect on company fortunes. By 1929, most production had ceased, and
manufacturing ended all together in 1936. In Handel's hayday, they produced
many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.


Degue Shades

450

Here is a pare of nice DEGUE, shades, properly signed and in excellent condition. I tried to capture the beauty of the glass, colors and workmanship. Measure 5" x 3" x 1 1/8" aperture. $450 for the pair.

Things you might want to know about DEGUE ART GLASS
David Gu�ron
(Degu�), was the founder of the "Cristalleries De Compi�gne" this first
glassworks company mainly produced household glass in the early '20s.
Anticipating changes in the market he founded in 1926 a new factory, which he
called "Verrerie D'Art Degu�" and put his full attention on the designing and
production of luxury art-glass. Gu�ron mainly produced vases, lamps and
chandeliers. Due to the impending War he was only on production for a short
period of time (1926-1932). His new factory and art glass production ended too
soon. He fled France and was last seen in Paris in 1949.


Rose Shades

95

Here is a pair of nice, early painted rose shades. Measure 5" x 4. 5" x 2 1/4" fitter.


Tiffany Shade Support

175

Here is a very nice and heavy bronze shade support. looks like was used on a expensive high end lamp, like Tiffany. Would support a 18" shade with the hole of 3 3/8".


Handel Teroma Vase

TBD

Here is a rare and lovely HANDEL TEROMA vase. has orchids and nicely decorated. Measures 12" high x 5" wide. Has a beaded brass ring at the top and in outstanding original condition. This HANDEL piece is rare and as nice as one could hope to find. Properly signed in an unusual manner. "HANDEL MERIDEN CO. #223/1000


Pairpoint Lamp Base

495

Here is a very nice and properly signed PAIRPOINT lamp base measuring 21. 5" high x 7". Good condition, low to sell at $495

"Be it known that I, ALBERT STEFFIN, a citizen of the United
States, residing at New Bedford. in the county of Bristol and State of
Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful improvements in the
Manufacture of Glass Shades and Screens, of which the following is a
specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing. The object of my
invention is to provide articles of different forms for different purposes, such
as shades for covering lamps and screens for admitting light which articles are
mad up of numerous pieces of molded glass, each piece of glass being shaped with
irregular raised surface, and the entire article being a harmonious combination
of the various molded pieces. . . "


Background and History
Pairpoint Manufacturing Company was established in 1880
in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The factory began as a metalworks which first
made fittings for coffins. Near the Pairpoint factory was the Mt. Washington
Glassworks which made fine glassware, and the two companies began exploring
synergies culminating in a merger in 1894. From the late 1890s until the 1930s,
lamps and lamp accessories were an important part of Pairpoint's production.
There were three main types of shades, all of which were blown: puffy -
blown-out reverse-painted shades (usually floral designs); ribbed - also reverse
painted; and scenic - reverse painted with scenes of land or seascapes (usually
executed on smooth surfaces, although ribbed scenics may be found occasionally).
Cut glass lamps and those with metal overlay panels were also made. Scenic
shades were sometimes artist signed. Most shades were stamped on the lower
inside or outside edge with either 1) The Pairpoint Corp. , 2) Patent Pending, 3)
Patented July 9, 1907, or 4) Patent Applied For. All Pairpoint shades were
frosted through an acid process prior to painting, and the reverse painted
effects required a great deal of talent on the part of the artist. Reverse
painting combined the skills of watercolor painting and glassmaking with a
perception of how light would play through the glass and paint when lit.

Bases were made of bronze,
copper, brass, silver, or wood, and are always signed. As with most all makers
of luxury goods, the company's sales lagged seriously during the Depression, and
over time they lost touch with the changing tastes and styles of the public to
some degree. Consequently, Pairpoint continued to experience financial
difficulties, and some buildings and equipment were sold in 1938. The company
reorganized in 1939 under the direction of Robert Gundersen and again
specialized in quality hand-blown glassware. Isaac Babbit regained possession of
the silver departments, and together they established Gundersen Glassworks, Inc.
Following the end of WWII and after a sharp decline in sales, it again became
necessary to reorganize yet again. The Gundersen-Pairpoint Glassworks was
formed, and the old line of cut, engraved artware was reintroduced. The company
moved to East Wareham, Massachusetts in 1957. Business continued to be poor, and
the firm closed early in 1958. In 1970, Robert Bryden, sales manager for the
company since the 1950s, tried to reestablish Pairpoint and new facilities were
constructed in Sagamore. In 1974, the company began to produce lead glass cup
plates which were made on commission as fund-raisers for various churches and
organizations. These are signed with a 'P' in diamond and are becoming quite
collectible.
The Pairpoint Manufacturing Company was established in 1880 in New Bedford,
MA. Producing coffin fittings and metalwork, Pairpoint approached its neighbor,
Mt. Washington Glassworks, about a possible merger. Combining metalwork and
glassware production in 1894, their merger created lamp and lamp accessories
including the well known Pairpoint lamps.


Butterfly Lamp Shade

250

Here is a nice old butterfly lamp shade with blown out butterflies in flight. Measures 12" wide with a 1 5/8" hole and 7 1/4" high. Please see the profile where I tried to show the blown out glass. Very nice and low price at $250


Steuben Lamp Shades

975

Here is a very nice pair of properly signed STEUBEN lamp shades with brass hangers and hooks. Can also be used as a table lamp. measure 14" flat to flatx7" high. these are the rare acid cut shades, elegant and thin glass. $975 for the pair with hardware as shown. Free of any chips, cracks or repairs.

STEUBEN HISTORY

Steuben Glass Works was an American art glass manufacturer, founded in the summer of 1903 by Fredrick C. Carder and Thomas G. Hawkes in Corning, New York, which is in Steuben County, from which the company name was derived. Hawkes was the owner of the largest cut glass firm then operating in Corning. Carder was an Englishman (born 18 September 1863) who had many years' experience designing glass for Stevens and Williams inEngland. Hawkes purchased the glass blanks for his cutting shop from many sources and eventually wanted to start a factory to make the blanks himself. Hawkes convinced Carder to come to Corning and manage such a factory. Carder, who had been passed over for promotion at Stevens and Williams, consented to do so.

In July 2008, Steuben was sold by Corning Incorporated for an undisclosed price to the Schottenstein Stores Corp. , [1] which also owns 51% of Retail Ventures, a holding company for DSW, Filene's Basement, and formerly Value City Department Stores; Value City Furniture, which changed its name to American Signature Furniture; 15% of American Eagle Outfitters, retail liquidator SB Capital Group, some 50 shopping centers, and 5 factories producing its shoes, furniture and crystal.


Handel Tulip Shades

1,075

Here for your consideration is a set of four HANDEL flowered shades with the typical 2 1/4" fitter # of the four shades are properly signed. Glass and workmanship the best. Set of Four $1, 075