1920's Art Deco Era Female Figural Iron Radio Lamp w/ Moorish Style Glass Shade. Only the electric cord and light bulb have been modified in this wonderful old lamp. Else is original including the painted surface and the glass inserts made to look. Dates to the late 1920's when small "radio" lamps were popular. On this lamp are original and there is NO over painting or touch ups.
Yes, the paint on the. Woman is poorly and crudely done.Painted figures attached to the base could be interchanged at the factory. Shade at the top of the post is all original as well. The glass inserts are painted to resemble. The top comes off with ease to change the bulb. Seems to be cast iron so. No brittle pot metal here. The woman is carrying some type of horn on her head which I guess. Condition is amazing for a cheap lamp that is close to 100 years old. When plugged in, it lights up. Lamp stands 15 inches tall and is unmarked. Maker is unknown but I have handled these lamps before. From the Art Deco era with a. Moorish and Greek hint to the design. Such lamps were usually marketed as "radio lamps". Designed to sit on the flat tops of console radios that were popular at that time. Purpose was to give off a hit of light where the radio sat.
One metal folding tab that holds. One glass insert in place has broken off. No problem because the glass stays in place snugly. When the shade top is in place. In the photos you can see a small piece of tape is currently.
Being used but is not needed. This missing metal tab does not effect the appearance of the. Glass shade at all and nothing can be seen missing or broken when the shade top is in place.
The item "1920's Art Deco Era Female Figural Iron Radio Lamp with Moorish Style Glass Shade" is in sale since Tuesday, October 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "oldcuriosityshop99" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.