Pair Antique Handel Bird Woodland Art Glass Lamp Globe Hanging Chandeliers

3400 ea

Pair Antique Classic Original Unsigned Handel Bird Woodland Art Glass Lamp Globe Hanging Hard Wired Chandelier 9 inch Diameter each. The painting is attributed to Handel master decorator, Henri Bedigie, featuring woodland scenic compositions with birds in flight. The glass is textured; called cracked ice which was a patten held by the HANDEL LAMP CO. This pair and came from the same fabulous estate as the 50 piece collection of Royal Worcester. The family shopped at M. S. Ran Antiques in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Manhattan Art and Antique Center of Second Avenue in Manhattan and at major South Florida antique fairs. Pre-sale estimate is $4000-6000 each. Please take a moment to enlarge and view all the detailed pictures. One of the HANDEL globes has a black spot which looks like paint splatter. One globe has a very slight scratch, mentioned for accuracy. Before shipping, both lamps will be properly rewired with the correct wire with drop of chain adjusted in length "longer or shorter to suit the application of the buyer. The slight wear around the aperture is common and is covered by the brass "all original " hardware. $3400 each

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.