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This particular lamp was given to me and has an older cord.

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This particular lamp was given to me and has an older cord. The bulb socket seems to be brass with a cardboard-feeling ring on top. "PRESS" is stamped on the assembly and two supports curve up to hold a large shade. A topper twists onto the supports above the shade to secure it. The lamp has a small black knob that twists to turn it on\off and has two handles on either side. It has a letter to signify a first initial though I can't make out what it says- maybe an "F", "S", or an "E". The last name isXXXXX is black along the top, base, and in the handles. Pink circles the entire center and has a cross-basket weave with green. and displays flowers on the front and appears to have a lot of gold filigree. It has four feet that look like the head of a kind of fish and scales that cover the bodies. Any info would be very helpful. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is Glenda,
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Can you send a better image of this lamp , this one is very dark , the lamp does not show up. There is a George Kovacs Lighting Company that this may be from.

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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Brittney

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I got the pictures of the lamp, this is great! As I stated there is a company called Kovacs lighting that has been selling lighting since the early part of the 20thC,. I am not sure that your lamp is part of their line from the 40- 50's but, it does carry the same name that they used. This could possibly also be made by one of the many lamp companies that were producing lamps at that time, and the name on this lamp is the artist name who painted it. There are not records of anyone using that name on Hand Painted Lamps though. It is a wonderful lamp and looks to be in very good condition. It looks like it is a fine quality porcelain with 24kt gold trim and on a Brass Base with Base Feet.

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The Mid Century Vintage Hand Painted Lamp has an estimated value on the secondary retail market for an of average of $225.00-250.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally. As antiques and collectibles are subject in selling price to different areas across the country..( Larger Metropolitan Areas bring higher prices then Smaller Cities. )

 

If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.

 

You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias, which is on the same scale of Rubylane.

 

There is Amazon and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer or antique or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.

 

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