Wilkinson Nasturtium

6,975

Here for your consideration is one of those special and rare table lamps. The WILKINSON NASTURTIUM.

Exceptional ,museum grade & properly signed .A very rare and valuable piece of American period art history . Arguably one of the best lamps one could hope to come across. The 20" shade has a myriad of strong and well coordinated colors with superb workmanship . The base stands 27" high and is signed and numbered and is real heavy bronze.Has all the original hardware including the trademark locking shade support , 3 Hubbell sockets with acorn chain pulls and great old matching patina.

This lamp sold in the Fontaine's Auctoin Gallery April 2000 for $8140.00 plus auction juice.Here is the description "WILKINSON NASTURTIUM table lamp.@0" leaded glass shade with colorful Nasturtium blossoms in pink , red , green , yellow with a amber glass background upon a fabulous bronze Wilkinson base."

ELMER WILKINSON BORN IN CANADA IN 1860 STARTED HIS LAMP BUSINESS IN 1909 AT 45 YORK ST.BROOKLYN,NY. WITH FACTORY ON 8TH AVE. WILKINSON WAS ABLE TO BRING A NEW LEVEL OF HIGH QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE LAMP INDUSTRY WHILE BOASTING A FULL COMPLIMENT OF EXCELLENT LAMPS.THE COMPANY ENJOYED SEVERAL YEARS OF HIGH OUTPUT AND SALES. THE DOWNTURN IN NATIONAL ECONOMY FORCED THE CO.INTO BANKRUPTCY IN 1915 .