Owl Lamp

3,995

Here is a super cool and seldom seen J. A. WHALEY leaded OWL lamp. these high end Whaley lamps are rare lamps especially this one which is the stylized OWL. One can see examples of these by going to leadedlamps. com. that said, this is a super super lamp and in excellent original condition. this is a large lamp with the base measuring 26 inches tall, and the shade 20 inches wide. the base in very nice original patina with all three good old sockets matching and in fine working order. its been recently rewired with period style cloth cord and there is no cracks or metal fatigue to be found. the only thing I could see related to a repair is, it looks like years ago the threaded support rod that holds the finial down came loose and somebody leaded it back in. it cant be seen when the shade and base are together so its really a minor sort of repair and I mention it simply for accuracy sake for the super picky. as for the shade that's also in great original condition. no broken or cracked pieces, and in great well coordinated colors, and suburb workmanship. As you can see this lamp lights up very very nicely and will look like a million bucks when set on a stickley or limbert table. this is a pretty interesting lamp folks and it stands out amongst the other more common makes. a Whaley lamp base and or shade stands alone when it comes to appearance, yet the quality is on par with Handel. Nice piece of AMERICAN LAMP/ART HISYORY

The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol. [39] Marija Gimbutas traces veneration of the owl as a goddess, among other birds, to the culture of Old Europe, long pre-dating Indo-European cultures. [40

WHALEY HISTORY

JOHN A WHALEY STARTED HIS LAMP BUSINESS ON 23RD ST. NEW YORK 1898. WHALEY'S
COPPER FOILED SHADES AND BRONZE BASES WERE HIGH QUALITY THAT RIVELED
TIFFANY. THE WHALEY HIGH QUALITY LAMPS SOLD BRISKLY THRU THE EARLY 1900'S