Handel 3619 Poppy Lamp


Here for your consideration is a very nice and very rare Handel Poppy lamp. The execution of coordinated colors and true artistry are outstanding. The shade has the typical signed HANDEL ring with patent number and Signed inside the rim of the shade HANDEL 3618 P. This number indicated the lamp is early "1910". The Artist is ALBERT M. PARLOW whom was one of Handel's premier artists and a listed artist in his own right. The very talented Parlow was Handel's chief designer and in charge of very important decorating department. The lamp measures 25" x 16". The base is also one of Handel's most sought after with original patina and all original and correct hardware and also properly signed HANDEL. This Handel lamp is museum quality and free of any nicks, cracks or damage of any sort.

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 Handel's death in 1914. She would remarry (Fannie Handel Turner) in 1918 and managerial control of the company soon passed to William F. Handel, Philip's 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 1920's 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.