Handel Hampshire


Here for your consideration is a very nice HANDEL table lamp with it's original HAMPSHIRE lamp base. The 18" HANDEL shade is the pine slope in magnificent all original glass with the "S" border. Finely coordinated strong colors that perform well. The shade ring is signed as is the inside with the traditional HANDEL brass tag.

The lamp base is the HAMPSHIRE, made as a lamp base "not driller" was always a lamp base made by HAMPSHIRE for this application for HANDEL. Is properly sighed and has the 10" marking as shown. Is 10" wide at the bulbous and the actual matt green base is 10" high with the total height of 21 1/2". Has the three Hubbell sockets, acorn chain pulls and the tee pee shade support. All the hardware is HANDEL.


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
About Hampshire Pottery

Hampshire Pottery InformationHampshire Pottery began production in 1871. The pottery was founded by James Taft. Hampshire Pottery first introduced the widely popular matte green glaze in 1883. In 1904 Cadmon Robertson joined Hampshire Pottery and was soon placed in charge of production. Robertson developed over 900 glazes while with Hampshire Pottery and was responsible for many of the forms.

Robertson passed away in 1914 which left Hampshire solely in the hands of Taft. Just after Robertson's death, Taft determined to cease production. In 1916 Taft sold Hampshire Pottery to George Morton who was previously with Grueby Pottery.

Hampshire pottery continued for only a year under Morton's direction and was closed in 1917. After the end of World War I, Morton reopened Hampshire Pottery with primary production being white china for hotels and restaurants. Hampshire Pottery closed permanently in 1923.