Question for Diana F..... I have a pair of lamps. They are aprox 15" tall. They are metal and are about 4.75lbs a magnet does not stick (don't know what that means). Can you help me with age and value? I am assuming they come from Chicago based on the sticker.Thanks!http://imgur.com/u8UAJhttp://imgur.com/cCiWWhttp://imgur.com/th023http://imgur.com/06mL6http://imgur.com/MyNwshttp://imgur.com/0N2rEhttp://imgur.com/0wBO0http://imgur.com/R3svuhttp://imgur.com/zb0bp
Hi Donna. =)I just wanted to let you know I picked this up. Thanks for the photos. I'm going to be out of town tomorrow (saturday), but I will start on this first thing Sunday morning. =)Have a good weekend.~Diana
No rush at all, enjoy your time off!
Thanks. =)I'm heading to a baseball game, so as long as I don't get too sunburned or suffer from the heat, I should have fun.Have a good one!~Diana
Hi Donna.I'm back. Belden was the company that made the cord. They were founded in 1902 in Chicago. They made insulated cords, cables, etc. Given the braided fiber design and plug, that lamp is going to date round 1930 (very early 40s).The magnet test is a good start. That means it's likely made from pot metal, pewter or lead. Given the weight and look, it's most like pewter. It's an urn style lamp with a raised floral deco design. Most likely it was made by Art Craft Products. That looks like their sticker. They were based in Chicago and made a wide variety of arts and crafts style lamps, which would fit yours.You might see a tiny AC near the lamp switch, but not always.Here's one of theirs that looks just about identical to yours:It should have a current secondary market value in the range of $75 to $125.New Rating System, Explanation:Please Rate Me Only, not the WebsiteI am a appraiser who uses this site to answer questions for customers who come here. I do my very best to offer you the most current values and any information I can find for you. I know sometimes the values are not what is expected, but they are based on the latest guides and recorded sales.Please keep in mind I am only credited for my answer if you rate me with at least 3 stars or 3 smileys and above. If you feel the need to use a lower rating which adds a negative mark to my profile, please use the blue Continue the Conversation or Reply to Me link instead - and tell me what else I can do for you to improve my rating. You do not have to choose a rating in order to continue our converstion. You can just click the blue continue the conversation link if you want to reply to me.My good rating is very important to me and something I strive to keep..
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