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Table Lamps822 of 1663Lamp: Lily of the Valley?Brass Lamp with Green Flower Cased Glass Shade
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    Posted 8 years ago

    waterloo
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    Bought via auction. Really unique in my eyes. Curious of the age though and value. Not familiar with Cooper lamps until now and I am a fond follower now of his art/product. 32" in height. I think there may be a piece missing on the pinnacle of the shade. Not 100% sure since I have looked for similar lamps with no success.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      It's a Frederick Cooper lamp from the 1930-1940 era. I just picked up a pair of his chalkware art deco figures. This is what I found out. The figure seem to appraise for around 200 so I imagine the lamps are valuable too. Yours is very nice and quite unusual :) -Mike-

      "Kupur" (pronounced Cooper) Figurines and Decorative Arts
      Courtesy of antiquehaven.blogspot.com

      Artist/Sculptor Frederick Cooper opened a studio in Chicago in 1923 specializing in Watercolors and Statues. At some point thereafter, he began producing lamps made from the sculptures/statues he was creating. This aspect of the business eventually took over most of his operation. In 1945, Cooper retired and sold the business, which kept his namesake. It turns out that as recently as the 1990's, Frederick Cooper Studios still controlled the trademark name "Kupur". All of the works I have seen signed "Kupur" are similar is signature style and are on works from approximately the 1930's-1940's. It is of my opinion that once Cooper retired, the "Kupur" line and signatures eventually were phased out while the company went on to have some success in the lamp making industry over the next 60 years. If you have a piece signed "Kupur" I believe it to be from Frederick Cooper Studios and was either done by Cooper himself or an employee of the studio.

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