Handel Lamp Co, Flower Form Bent Glass Shade, Beige Opalescent Slag Glass, Nice~~
For Sale is a beautiful art glass shade made by the Handel Lamp Company of Meriden, Connecticut. The shade is called a Bent Panel Flower Form Shade. The shade stands 4 5/16" tall to the top of the fitter. The Flower End has a 4 1/2" diameter and the Fitter end is 2 3/16" in diameter.
The shade displays a Flower form shape comprised of bent panels of beige opalescent art glass that are slumped or bent. These are all soldered together in the copper foil method. There are 4 wide bent panels with 8 narrow ones. Each wide panel has 2 of these narrow panels on each side. The irregular bottom edge only enhances its realism to a flower form. The Glass is Kokomo Granite or Cats Paws textured art glass. The Fitter, bottom edge and exterior lead lines are done in an antique gold patina with the interior lead lines being a black patina.
The Shade is considered to be in excellent condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings to the bent panel. The Bottom has a heavy bottom border that gives it its added strength. The shade is unsigned but I am attributing this to have been made by The Handel Lamp Company based on its quality and construction. This shade would look outstanding in any wall sconce or table lamp that worked with an arts and crafts styled decor.
This was made at the turn of the century, circa 1910-1920.