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    Posted 3 years ago

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    JB Hirsch Pirate Lamp 1930’s inspired...
    The goal was to buy Christmas gifts at a local antique shop rather than Amazon or IKEA... so picked up this little gem of a lamp for my son who is an aspiring writer...

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much mcheconi !
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Outstanding lamp T-man!! Wonderfully detailed.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much Js ! I took the pic at the antique shop... thought about it for a day or two and then realized how much I liked it.. and anxiously went back hoping it was still there... lol. Not a trunk but a pirate to go with...
      Only looked it up after purchase. Just some fun!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      It is the only way to shop for Christmas.
    5. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Amen fortapache!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      What a wonderful gift he is a great piece !
    7. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thanks Manikin... glad you like ! :)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Could not think of a better gift for him. So good!
    9. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thank you racer4four, I’m thinking he’ll love it... bought everyone a little something from the shop.. the only time I can honestly say I truly enjoyed Xmas shopping!
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The JB Hirsh company's son Stanley were putting these out in about 1966 and was directed to the Met Museum's new show on the old bronzes and other statuary and statue lamps where the author of an important collection of Bronzes from 1800 to 1930 was working. The Hirsch family had just started to put this and a new collection of french bronzes (spelter) together from over 2000 parts the Hirsch family had dug up under the french foundry floors after the war in the early mid forties. A few pieces were made right after the wars. About 1980 they were just about finishing getting all the parts sorted that were dug up from after the wars. The author of the book worked with the Hirsch family and while he learned the lost wax process from the founders, the Hirsch family was working with a learned man of Bronzes who could help them out. A lot of the parts had their signatures and dates still on them. The author did not call them reproductions but rather "Exemplaires" since they were done from original moulds. Some of the pieces were made with the new market in mind which was good since the Hirsch foundry also used Millefiori Italian glass and also worked with Pairpoint America. From what I have seen, the Hirsch company were still making and working on these lamps into the early 80's according to the author. I have seen some pieces replicated by poor makers in the early 90's and then put on a false name like Lorenzo just to sell some of the rip offs. This piece of yours is a very nice work of the Hirsch family !~
    11. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      Thank you so much PhilDMorris for the informative well researched information. Happy to know some history on the piece and maker. As you know part of the clue to age can be found in the hardware used upon making... so I’m happy to report we can rule out the later 80’s plus manufacturing. The plug is quite old and most probably unsafe ... will need to rewire. Not sure how old but at least 50’s would be my guess. Thanks again!

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