(A) This handsome lamp, with its Art Deco styling in the sunburst pattern, was manufactured by the Cowan Pottery Studio in Lakewood, Ohio; this particular design is attributed to Waylande Gregory, one of the most innovative and prolific ceramics sculptors of the early 20th century. The orange-yellow color is particularly rare. The shade was custom-made by Sue Johnson of Albany, CA. Measurements: 10 1/4 by 10 1/4 by 16 1/2 high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(B) Here's another example of a beautifully designed American Moderne desk or table lamp, also solid brass with copper and chrome plating. The shade swivels... be careful not to scorch your fingers (they didn't think of everything)! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

 

(C) Bronze with its original acid-etched patina in perfect condition (including socket and chain!); undoubtedly by Silver Crest. The bronze-plated overlay on the base is probably sterling, and the material behind the cutouts on the shade is mica. The lamp stands 9 1/2 inches high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(D) Here's something pretty rare, indeed, a Steuben jade table lamp with its original fittings. It's about 27 inches tall with this fabric shade, which I think is actually its original shade! Click here for a close-up! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

  

(G) Of silver-plated white metal with a painted glass shade, this Frankart-styled lady lamp dates from about 1928. 16 inches tall. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(S) How'd this glorious Czechoslovakian two-piece etched glass table lamp sneak into the "American lamps" department!!? Well, were they not made for export to the all-weathy US of A? Not that I want to start rewriting history any more than I am already! It's about a foot tall and you can see what delicious warmth emanates from its chubby little tummy. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(T) The face of American Modernism -- so sleek, so minimalist, so chrome! A six-inch tubular bulb illuminates whatever's behind the lamp (like the wall), silhouetting the front and creating more drama in your life than a partner ever could. Well, of a different sort, perhaps...(e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

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