Handel Hanging Bird Lamp


Here for your consideration is a very rare Handel hanging lamp with a deco flair. A single one of these rare shades was listed in the Fontains auction of April 29, 2000 with a selling estimate of $2000 to $3000. 10" Handel ball enameled on the exterior with an exotic bird perched on a tree branch. This rare and beautiful deco shade and fixture are properly signed Handel. Hard to find words for this awesome lamp. Measures 10"and hangs 44" on heavy brass Handel chain and has been rewired for safety. Shown with a 25 watt bulb, so would show better with 40's. The large tassel is hollow brass as Handel made them. A fine investment grade piece of important American lighting. Sold as shown with the deco arched hanger or traditional ceiling canopy. Priced low to sell.

History of the great American Handel CO.
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.