Handel Boudoir table lamp
Circa 20s, Handel leaded glass boudoir lamp. Irregular border shade in a leaded glass floral motif. Shade has proper Handel tag and hang tag ring, and base has original old brown felt with silk Handel tag. Handel bases are seen supporting Unique Art Glass & Metal shades. This shade is strikingly similar to some of the Uniques shades. If you have the book "Mosaic Shades II" by Paul Crist, review the Unique section.
This lamp has a base with original Hubbell socket. The base is an early example, and either a bronze or copper plated spelter which was the method used when WW1 called for copper for the war effort and Handel switched from copper plating and chemically induced patinas to making their bases utilizing white metal and painted patinas.
The lamp stands 15" to the top of the finial, and the shade is a little over 8" in diameter and 6" deep. Striated glass is in pinks, reds and various shades of green.
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