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    Posted 2 years ago

    alientrouble
    (17 items)

    love these! Beautiful cats cleaning themselves on plush cushions ... Slag glass lamps...pot metal...Made in the USA. Fleur de Lis on the mark....

    Mystery Solved

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Does the other one's mark show differently alientrouble, I can see Collection on the left above the fleur di les, but can't make out the rest! I really like the lamps, very nice find! :^)
    2. alientrouble alientrouble, 2 years ago
      they are wonderful! the marks show the same on each. A USA company..?
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago

      Carder for Steuben Glass used a fleur di les on his designs, maybe this is an honorary collection made by Corning Glass, or something like that. Just a thought! :^)
    4. alientrouble alientrouble, 2 years ago
      thanks!
    5. Karenoke Karenoke, 2 years ago
      I love these myself, and I'm a dog person....lol
    6. alientrouble alientrouble, 2 years ago
      ahhhh. me too! love the dogs!
    7. alientrouble alientrouble, 2 years ago
      My Eagle eye daughter says it reads Collections "Francaise" !
      Now to find out about them!
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Ok then I found this link:

      http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700092247/Treasures-A-family-affair-in-bronze-and-spelter.html

      I just saw this, it describes the same mark, so next I'll try to find your lamps! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      I found this from a Kovels site:

      Q: I have a lamp with a pillow base that has a cast-bronze cat sitting on it. The cat’s tail forms the lamp’s stem. On the pillow is a medallion that has a fleur-de-lis inside a square and the words “Collection Francaise, Made in U.S.A.”
      I bought the lamp at an auction. A man has now offered me double what I paid. Should I sell?
      A: Your lamp isn’t bronze. It’s made of spelter, a zinc alloy less valuable than bronze. It’s also called “French Bronze.”
      In 1907 J.B. Hirsch, a Romanian metal-smith, started the New York Metal Art Bronze Works in Manhattan to import pieces from French foundries. After World War I, he traveled to Paris, bought the company’s molds and opened J.B. Hirsch, his own casting foundry, in the United States.
      During the 1930s, J.B. Hirsch made figural “French Bronze” lamps. From 1948 to 1963, Hirsch and his son Abraham reassembled hundreds of original bronze molds hidden during World War II. J.B. Hirsch is still in business in New Jersey as a division of Richmond Lighting.
      Your lamp probably was made in the 1960s or 1970s and is worth about $200. Now you can decide whether to sell the lamp

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