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    Posted 3 years ago

    hszafran
    (2 items)

    This was given to my grandfather in Lowell, Massachusetts, along with several other items, by his employer, a well-to-do woman who often gifted him with lavish, if outdated, objects. ANY legitimate information would be greatly appreciated!!

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Phil Morris can ID this for you when he signs on . Very nice piece :-)
    2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      He has several of these and here is a post although different than yours same girl you might enjoy reading about it .
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/209310-similar-gerdago-girl-bookends-attributi
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The Hirsch foundry started making these after they received the original moulds in Paris after the second world war. This would have been made possibly as an example as they did not usually make into a complicated lamp very often. The parts here are more complicated and they stopped making these alabaster lamps in the 1920's. Tnis one may have been an example. Here is the history of these lamps by Ignacio Gallo:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/222500-danseuse-des-indies-by-ignacio-gallo-or
    4. hszafran, 3 years ago
      Hi Phil!

      Thanks so much for the information. Could you tell me how I may distinguish between the post-WWII castings and lamps, and those made in France?
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Glad you asked that, but truthfully I have never ever seen one that was made in France, and I have been collecting since the later 70's seriously. Although the Hirsch Foundry made all the examples that I have ever seen. The original moulds were dug up by Hirsch and his sons, mainly Stanley. Yours may have been a revived making of this lamp, although it is hard to tell much if one does not see it in person.
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Do you have a picture of entire cord ??
    7. hszafran, 3 years ago
      It had no cord when I gained possession of it about 15 years ago. I rewired it.
    8. Justanovice Justanovice, 3 years ago
      Beautiful, love it!
    9. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 years ago
      She was manufactured in 1927 by the J. B. Hirsch foundry "Danseuse Des Indes" (Indian Dancer" after Ignacio Gallo, 1927.
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/261759-j-b-hirsch-danseuse-des-indes-india?in=user

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