Handel Twisted Tree Lamp Base

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SUPER RARE HANDEL TWISTED TREE LAMP BASE

This is a really RARE Handel lamp base. It is in the form of a twisted tree trunk. I have only ever seen this base come up once or twice for sale. Now you have your chance to own one. The base is complete with its original cap and finial, has Hubbell sockets and acorns, and is wired up with period style cloth braided cord. It stands 22 1/2" tall and the bottom is 7 1/2" in diameter and is properly signed HANDEL. . The base has its original copper "penny" style finish which is in very nice shape overall (a few dark areas here and there, a couple of flakes of on the bottom, no dents or major scratches). All you need is a shade, and this base will add a lot of value to it due to its rarity. I am offering this great looking, complete, RARE, $1275

THE GREAT HANDEL CO. 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
theme.