Posted 3 years ago
This lamp belonged to my great uncle, Benny Ray. As the story goes, Benny was involved in the Atlantic City rackets of the 20's and 30's. He allegedly "took a rap" for "Nucky" Johnson, the basis for the lead character of Boardwalk Empire and served time in federal prison for doing so. As for the lamp, I know very little about it, but I am intrigued by the official looking blue stamping on the back. Having no knowledge of lamps (or antiques for that matter), I am looking for a little help here. It's also marked B Rezl on the back, who I discovered was a European sculptor.