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The shade is 18" reverse painted in the harbor scene signed Handel #5936 WR, whom is William Runge, one of Handels finest artists. The company is best known for their reverse paintedlamps, hand painted with a wide array of beautiful lamps with subjects rangingfrom historical scenes to birds, flowers and butterflies.
No two lampseven with the same design number by the same artist were ever identical, thesuccess of each lamp depended largely on the ability of the artist.
In today's market all Handel lamps are highly sought after with pricesranging from 00.
00 dollars for lamps with simpler designs to over 0, 000for extreme rarities with "One of a kind" variations on a designtheme.
While the windows served to transmit the light of day, the lampsrepresent a new source of illumination independent of daylight.
Today the designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany are honored and treasured aroundthe world, confirming Tiffanys legacy as a visionary of Art Nouveau design ANDMOST ANYTHING WITH THE MAGICAL TIFFANY NAME FETCHES ENORMOUS SUMS OFMONEY 8,950 Here for your consideration is a wonderful HANDEL harbor scene 18" recerse painted lamp. Thelamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to18" diameter table lamps.He established a metalwork department, producinglamps, desk sets, and chandeliers that were sold through his New York showroom, company catalogues and department stores. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on artglass.He designed most anything having to dowith interior design, including even textiles and wall coverings. By Tiffanys death on February 18, 1933, thepopularity of his elaborate lamps declined with the rise of Art Moderne and Expressionism. Earlier, Louis had already registered for a patent on a new glassmakingtechnique of combining different colors in opalescent glass to create vibrant, multidimensional hues of color never before seen in glass.Thecompany began the production of their own lamp bases in 1902 with the opening ofthe Handel foundry, allowing production of the lamps completely "In house".Thelamps were made in a variety sizes that ranged from boudoir to floor lamps to18" diameter table lamps.
18,500 Circa 1900's Shade and Base Seen on Page 213 of Paul Crist's Mosaic Shades Vol. Shade is 18" properly signed TIFFANY STUDIOS NEW YORK # 1469. Both numbers check out properly in the Tiffany book. Tiffany founded his own firm in 1885 and focused on artglass.