Handel Hanger

5,400

Here is a really nice HANDEL hanging lamp. perhaps the largest shade that HANDEL made at 28". beautiful design and great workmanship. This style looped brick work of HANDEL lamp is found in the HANDEL books. The shade has the typical HANDEL brass tag inside. The hooks and chain are also signed HANDEL. Hands 54" with the heavy brass chain adjustable. A real and rare piece of American lamp/art history. Very moderately priced at $5, 400.

HANDEL LAMP CO. HISTORY
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.