This is a statement piece: Superior elements arranged with deliberate planning and restraint of design yield an heirloom worthy of presentation in the most tasteful setting. A stunning and substantial lamp, with the unmistakeable gravity and warmth of pure bronze anchoring the delightful play of dazzling glass, tactfully presented and expertly crafted. That’s my aesthetic perspective on this work of art. Incidentally, my daughter was in 10th grade when she painted her bedroom walls deep purple. C’est la vie. Being that I lack the area-specific expertise to attempt a statement of this lamp’s qualities relative to those of others. The lamp has been in climate-controlled storage, and condition is unchanged from when I received it. Also yielded from the expert’s research and reproduced here are two images: that of the reference book with a comparable shade, and the side-by-side size comparison with a B&H lamp. The first of these is an absolutely MASSIVE leaded floral lamp made by Handel. This company made very few leaded lamps and those that it did make are of super high quality and highly desirable. This one is absolutely huge…. And if you don’t believe me, see picture 6 where I have placed it next to a typical Bradley & Hubbard panel lamp. The B&H can easily fit UNDER IT! The lamp is constructed with great glass that really fires up when lit. The huge 22 diameter shade consists of granite backed and regular glass arranged with a red floral pattern apron against a two-toned green petal background. Adding to the quality of the shade is the use of bent glass pieces which were much more difficult to do and required more time. The shade rests on a wonderful 4-socket “gooseneck” base with leaf embossed base. This is one of Handel’s finest bases, is solid bronze (and not copper plated pot metal which most were), and has a prominent HANDEL tag leaded into the underside. The base stands an impressive 30 tall. Although unsigned, I have copied a page out of Paul Crist’s Mosaic Shades II book that shows a nearly identical shade with yellow flowers and the same dual colored green leaf background. Occassional small cracks in the glass (to be expected on a shade as massive as this), no repairs, and all original finish. The lamp has been wired with period style cord and an old period plug, and comes ready to use and enjoy. If you have been looking for a great example of Handel’s work, this is the one for you. They don’t get much better than this in terms of color or condition, so don’t let this one pass you by. MASSIVE RARE Antique Old Leaded Slag Stained Glass Handel Tiffany Style Lam. Dear ofart, Hello and thanks for the note, Steve. You are wise to be very careful with these as there are a lot of copies out there. I have been collecting and seeling these for over 17 years now, and only do lamps. I don’t even bother with Tiffany as there are more copies out there than real ones. I completley guarantee this to be an old and authentic Handel lamp dating from around 1905. Handel did not make a lot of leaded lamps and a lot of the ones out there with a Handel tag were actually made in the 1970’s. This one is not. It is old, original, and an excellent example of thier work. And let me know. The item “Antique Handel Leaded Stained Glass Lamp c. 1905″ is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps”. The seller is “ofart” and is located in Prescott, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Origin: United States
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Age: c. 1905
- Featured Refinements: Leaded Lamp
- Type: Lamps
- Maker: Handel