Handel Birds In Flight


Here is a super rare birds in flight HANDEL table lamp. Measures 18" shade x 24" high. Shade and base both properly signed and shade by Joseph Palme. The trees and birds are magnificently done, all hand painted with chipped ice exterior. Free of any chips or damage of any sort. One of HANDEL'S most nicely and important lamps. The base is 24" high and known as the Chinese priced foot. Found with the up scale HANDEL lamps. All original patina, 3 HUBBELL sockets with acorn chain pulls. Rewired for another century of dependable service. Priced low at $6450.


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.