RARE HANDEL SIGNED LAMP WITH HANDEL SIGNED SHADE

THIS IS A RARE SIGNED HANDEL LAMP WITH A SIGNED HANDEL SHADE. THIS LAMP IS PICTURED ON PAGE 45 OF THE HANDEL LAMPS BOOK BY CAROL HOLDMAN HIBEL AND JOHN HIBEL. ACCORDING TO THE BOOK THIS IS HANDEL LAMP #5284.

1. HANDEL SIGNED LAMP BASE. THE BASE IS SIGNED HANDEL (SEE PICS) ON THE BOTTOM IN THE METAL. MANY LAMP BASES ON EBAY ARE IDENTIFIED BY A CLOTH HANDEL LABEL GLUED ON THE BOTTOM. THESE HANDEL CLOTH LABELS ARE SOLD ALL THE TIME ON EBAY AND DO NOT AUTHENTICATE A HANDEL. OBVIOUSLY, HANDEL ENGRAVED IN THE METAL DOES AUTHENTICATE THE LAMP. THIS BASE IS APP. 24 1/2 IN. TALL AND WEIGHS APP. 8 LBS. THE BASE IS MAGNIFICANT WITH 4 CARVED LEGS ON A FLAT BASE (PICS) IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE. THE MIDDLE OF THE BASE IS OF 4 RUFFLED LEAVES WHICH THEN OPENS UP TO AN 8 PETAL FLOWER ON TOP OF THE SHADE (PICS).

2. HANDEL SIGNED STAINED GLASS SHADE. THE SHADE IS SIGNED HANDEL LAMPS (PICS) ON THE SHADE RING. IT IS APP. 18 IN. WIDE AND APP. 8 IN. HIGH. IT WEIGHS APP. 8 LBS. THE SHADE IS IN THE CLASSIC HANDEL BRICK PATTERN DESIGN. UNBELIEVABLY, T ARE APP. 892 PIECES OF STAINED GLASS AND ONLY ONE SMALL CARAMEL COLORED PIECE IS CRACKED AND NONE ARE LOOSE. THE TOP OF THE SHADE IS AN 8 PETAL FLOWER (PICS) THAT COMPLETES THE STEM AND LEAVES ON THE BASE. THE PETALS ARE VARIOUS SHADES OF CARAMEL WHILE THE REMAINING BODY OF THE SHADE ARE VARIOUS
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