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$ 12,000

Fine Handel Peacock Feather Lamp with a Geometric Shape

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1900-1919
Materials Glass
H. 25 in; Diam. 21 in;
H. 63.5 cm; Diam. 53.34 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date c. 1910-20
Description An unusually large and fine lamp by the Handel Company of Meriden, CT. The present lamp has a particularly fine base in the rare peacock feather design rivaling the quality of their competitor, Tiffany and Company. The shade is of geometric design incorporating 432 leaded glass pieces in a twelve sided design. An interesting feature of the Handel design is that shade sits on the rim of the heat cap, rather than being secured under the heat cap. This shade, at 21 ins diameter is large for Handel and is of superior quality with very minor flakes and minimal cracking. The lamp accommodates four bulbs, each socket with an individual chain on/off mechanism and the lamp has been rewired with the addition of a dimmer.

Handel Company was formed in Meriden, Connecticut in 1885, and operated until 1936 when they closed during the depths of the depression. In 1910, when this lamp was probably made Handel employed 125 people, had agents throughout the US and maintained an extensive showroom on the corner of West Broadway and Murray in New York City.

This is a very good and superior example of the company’s production.

Meriden, CT, USA c. 1910-20
Styles / Movements Aesthetic Movement, Traditional
200 Lex Booth Number 12
Dealer Reference Number 200-123
Incollect Reference Number 428458
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