Handel Table Lamp


Here offered by Don Shay is a very nice HANDEL 18" x 24" table lamp. Fully signed and numbered 6638 and artist signed by RUNGE. One of HANDEL'S artists, highly listed in his own right. This lamp is in excellent original condition in all ways, free of any chips or cracks or anything at all. The finish is chipped ice. Notice the arts and crafts vertical trees, full moon reflecting on the water Excellently executed with superb artistry. The base is pottery, properly signed with all the original Handel hardware.

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