Handel Pine Slope Lamp


Here for your consideration is a super rare HANDEL Pine Slope lamp. Museum quality, does not get any better then this beautiful lamp. Is the very early lamp that was kerosene and converted to electric with the actual HANDEL supplied kit while utilizing the original oil reservoir and mechanical. The shade is the 18" panel overlay with high quality colorful glass depicting the sunset. All overlay and glass is original and free of any repairs, chips or cracks and is properly signed HANDEL as shown. The base is 24" high in good patina and has all the original hardware and acorn chain pulls. Has been rewired for another century of dependable service. A very rare, fine piece of American art lighting history.

The Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut began production in 1885 as
a partnership between Philip Julius Handel, age nineteen, and Adolph Eydam, age
twenty-one. The company, founded as Eydam & Handel first specialized in
glass decorating and lamp manufacturing using bases from other suppliers. The
company began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening of
the Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house". The
lamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to
18" diameter table lamps. The company is best known for their reverse painted
lamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects ranging
from historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies. No two lamps
even with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, the
success of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist. There are
better examples of each design number, usually the ones signed by the artist
bringing a premium value over unsigned shades. The company ceased
production in 1936 as the demand for Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts style
faded. In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with prices
ranging from $2000. 00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over $100, 000
for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a design