Posted 6 years ago
As soon as I spotted this incredible lamp I KNEW I simply "had" to have it even though it exceeded my budget, and decided to sell off four really nice but "lesser" objects in order to be able to pay for it. Best decision I ever made!
It measures 18 1/2 x 9 x 4.7 inches, and is made entirely of bronze (it weighs about 12 lbs.!). The shade is hand hammered brass, and the beautiful patina is all original. It's signed "Wetzel", which is either German or Austrian, but I've been unable to find anything whatsoever about this incredibly talented sculptor on Google! The only thing that makes any sense to me is that he must have suddenly and unexpectedly passed away shortly after designing this lamp, because (as you can see) he was SO talented that he would surely have become quite famous.
If anyone out there in CollectorLand can tell me anything at all about him I'd really appreciate it; but when you try the internet search engines the ONLY thing that comes up are photos of THIS lamp...
Thanks for looking!