Posted 5 years ago
I need help identifying this very unusual lamp. From the frayed cord I would estimate it is from the 1910 to 1920 era. The bottom stand portion has a geometric design so maybe in the art deco style. Sadly, there is no shade.
It appears it is some sort of pottery inside with a thin metal,(copper) outside. The leaves, oak?, are applied over and I don't see any seams so maybe some process where metal was applied and then fired? It is fairly heavy, do to the pottery inside, you can see at the bottom hole the metal 'foiling' curving neatly under. Two of the feet have folded over hooks so that is why I am thinking it was fired. It is quite finely made. I cannot find any artist or foundry markings. It is quite beautiful, with shades of gold and red.
I would love to know its origin and perhaps what kind of shade it had so I can try and replace it with something similar.
Any help in identifying the lamp would be greatly appreciated.