Handel 7036

15,500

Here is perhaps the most rare, and beautiful of all the HANDEL lamps which is the # 7036 exotic birds in flight with the teal background. Very rare and desirable. Measures 18" shade and 22.5" high. Is in excellent original condition in all ways and has all the original Handel hardware. Does not get any better then this. The HANDEL Lamp Co. in 1923 was so proud of the artistry, subject matter and color selection and coordination, this is the only lamp in their books that they show the artists hand written script color selection and water color rendering of the lamp This rendering was brought before Phillip Handel and his selection committee for approval. The artist labor cost for this #7036 was so intensive, very few were done. Also, after the artist applied each color, it passed thru the kiln each time. The #7036 required many more kiln trips then normal. This lamp sold for $22,000 5 years ago in the heyday but still very valuable a real value that will certainly return robustly. This is a very rare opportunity at $15,500.

Very low priced to reflect the prevailing economy. What a great investment that will bring beauty to your home every day. An important piece of American art / lighting history from the Great HANDEL LAMP 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. In Handel's hayday, they produced many types of high quality lamps which are in high demand.