Handel Chinese Lamp


Here for your consideration is perhaps the most rare of the rare Handel lamp bases. This base is shown in the Handel Books with the 18" Mt. Fuji shade and others of the top flight Handel shades. Very heavy six footed with 3 Hubbell sockets and acorn chain pulls. The patina is original and excellent. Has been rewired for safety. On the body of the base are two sections with bamboo trees, one with bird in flight and one with flowers. Measures 24" high and 8. 5" at the widest part. Has that really cool oriental flare and is described in the Handel book as "bronzed metal bulbous base molded with flowers, with the foot molded as a Chinese stand. " A very rare and special fully signed Handel lamp base.

Super rare HANDEL CHINESE LAMP. The great FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT said " one should keep some CHINESE works of art in their homes".
This wonderful HANDEL piece is just that. Notice the Chinese gently curved feet and the oriental birds incised in the casting. The 6 panels on the shade are hand painted and artist signed as shown. The properly signed Handel lamp stands 24" high with a 16" shade. I tried to get the best pix of the shade I could and endeavored to avoid the camera flash. This super rare HANDEL lamp base alone sells for $3500. I will sell the whole lamp for $3500.

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.