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    Posted 5 years ago

    bunnymcl
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    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.

    Carolie McLaughlin
    bunnymcl@gmail.com

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    1. Karenoke Karenoke, 5 years ago
      I think the leaves are more similar to maple leaves. And that always makes me think Vermont and Canada. I love the way the sockets come up as one and spread out. Have you looked in the very bottom of the sockets for their brand? You may be able to date the sockets for a lamp guess. It's interesting no doubt. Nice!
    2. bunnymcl, 5 years ago
      That was fast! I think maples are more pointy , these are more rounded and another lobe under the curve.....so I am still thinking a White Oak or a tree I am not familiar with. The socket has Levitron so that could be any time in early century. We can't find anything online on the process of the ceramic interior with the metal outside..... the research continues! Thanks for your input
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      maybe acanthus, as it was often used but also often more ornate...

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