Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique Pewter/Spelter Lamp?

In Lamps > Show & Tell.
Lamps5143 of 8239Kero musical lampStained Lead Glass Lamp
2
Love it
0
Like it

AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    Edievintage
    (1 item)

    Hi All. I'm new here. I found this in a local, upscale NYC thriftshop and bought it for $35. The metal on the "petal" part of the flower shade is very bendable and bends easily. The neck on the lamp is rusty and made of another metal, maybe brass. The base is super-heavy and solid, like a paperweight. It's an odd piece because the neck arcs downward so the tulip shade touches the desk. Does anyone have any guesses as to what it's made of or when or where it was made? There's also a curious mark/symbol/insignia on the lamp's plug. Has anyone seen this before? It looks like a letter "S" and it has a nut/bolt sort of image in the left part of the "S". Thank you one and all for any and all considerations, questions, musings, guesses.

    /Edie

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Lamps
    See all
    8' Twisted Cloth Covered Wire & Plug, Vintage Light Rewire Kit, Lamp Cord, rayon
    8' Twisted Cloth Covered Wire &...
    $15
    ANTIQUE OLD ART DECO NOUVEAU ARONSON TIFFANY MUMMY EGYPTIAN REVIVAL EROTIC LAMP
    ANTIQUE OLD ART DECO NOUVEAU ARONSO...
    $12,850
    vintage mushroom lamp (guzzini Style)
    vintage mushroom lamp (guzzini Styl...
    $51
    Antique Emeralite Double Partners Bank Desk Lamp Green Cased Glass Shades
    Antique Emeralite Double Partners B...
    $233
    logo
    8' Twisted Cloth Covered Wire & Plug, Vintage Light Rewire Kit, Lamp Cord, rayon
    8' Twisted Cloth Covered Wire &...
    $15
    See all

    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Welcome to CW !!
    2. Edievintage, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much! Looking forward to learning more about this fascinating community. ;-)
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Welcome and hello! Wow this is a doozy to start with...I have never seen something like it. Just from the switch I'd say 30s. It's supposed to lay down like that?!? Hmmmm...display piece?
      Regardless it is super cool
    4. Edievintage, 7 years ago
      Hi AmberRose, thank you for responding. Yes, it's a doozy! It's the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of lamps, so quirky and weird. I'd say it's likely got a broken gooseneck which is why it lays flat. Though oddly, the wiring is still intact and the light turns on. I think you're right that it would be best as some kind of display piece. Thank you for coming by and giving this weird little lamp some love. I will check out your goodies now... <3

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.