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Table Lamps379 of 982lily lampWrought Iron Lamp Possibly 30s and French ?? Help !!!
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My Grandparents purchased these lamps in the early 1950's.I just would like to see if any knows of the history of these lamps.I have added more photos hoping again for a little more information

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I have a lot of experience with statues as I collect. From what I know, a lot of these type of lamps were produced in spelter or pot metal in the 1950's. During that time they seemed to do most in the colour white which was a strange way of refinishing a statue but that was popular then. This one is a variaton on the 3 graces which used women in those statues. What is good is that the white distinguishes them from the old ones which had a patina applied on the piece. The new fad involves statues that is really made of resin, but usually they have a bad casting, for instance the hands appear webbed as the detail is not carefully done. At least with the 50's detail, it is generally very good. Statues were also produced during the 1940's most usually with poor detail and mold marks. Your piece should probably have no mold marks really visible, and making them as lamps was the most popular way of doing them in the 1950's. I do hope your piece is metal, otherwise the poor photo does not tell me.
  2. tonyalayne, 2 years ago
    PhilDavidAlexanderMorris,thank yo for responding,at the time the lamps are at my family's..quite a ways from where I live.I am trying to get better pictures..I sure appreciate your response

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