PITTSBURGH REVERSE PAINTED LAMP, EARLY MORNING WINTER SCENIC, NICE QUALITY - For Sale
PITTSBURGH REVERSE PAINTED LAMP, EARLY MORNING WINTER SCENIC, NICE QUALITY
For Auction is a beautiful Reverse Painted Table Lamp made by The Pittsburgh Lamp and Brass Company of Pittsburgh, PA. The shade blank is done in the Chipped Ice or Glue Chip method with both Obverse and Reverse Painting on it. The Table Lamp Stands 21 1/2" tall and the Shade has a diameter of 16".
The Shade displays a very vibrant and colorful what some collectors call a "Fire and Ice" Daytime Winter Scene. The colors are just wonderful as there is a beautiful Teal/ Blue for the Sky with Brilliant Yellows, Greens, Browns, and lots of Rosy Lilac background blended into the sky. The Winter Scenic appears to be an early morning one with the Sun Rising amongst a fresh snow. You can see newly fallen snow on the Pine Trees. There are Mountains Peaks in the back ground and foreground.
The Shade sits on a 2 Light mixed metal base with an excellent original patina. The style of the vase is what I believe to be an Artichoke. The design on the foot's outer edges as well as the leaves at the top of the column just below the cluster tell me this. There are two original ball pull chain sockets that are in excellent working order. The patina is a Green over deep brown/black and is considered a 9 out of a 10 for quality level.
The Table Lamp is in excellent condition and I must make this statement, "This is probably the nicest 100% Original Pittsburgh Reverse Painted Lamp I have ever owned". The condition of the Shade and Base is outstanding for nearly 85 years of use. You simply do not find these like this one anymore. Everything is original except for the antique style brown rayon cord, even the plug is original. The shade has no chips or dings and the base shows minor wear. The lamp has no signature on it but it is a documented lamp in "The Better Electric Lamps Book of the 20's and 30's ". This is clearly a Pittsburgh Table Lamp 100% and not a Marriage!!.
Purchase with confidence as these Reverse Painted Lamps are much more affordable than The Handel and Pairpoint Lamps. They are a worthy Investment that has risen steadily for the past 30 years. I'm quite sure the Buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase.
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