Can We Play Antique Roadshow with this horse jumping lamp?
So, I found this antique/vintage lamp with a foxhunter and strirrup on it (see photo) and thought it was interesting and picked it up. Does anyone recall when these were made or who made them? It also has a horse shoe finnial on top that I've cut off in the photo. Any information would be appreciated.
The shape and design of the lamp itself looks early 1960s to me, maybe late 1950s. And the horse and rider are very retro as well. Could be that old or could be retro design--did you flip it over to see if there are any "Made in" marks or patent numbers or anything on the bottom of the base? Is there an electrical cord and does it work? What's it made of?
I didn't see anything immediately as to maker's mark. I will give it a closer one over. Base looks original, shade is new. It works-looks to have original cord. Can't decide if it's cool and I'm keeping it yet or not-I sort of found it 'out of place' and didn't want to let it get away, but wasn't really sure what I'd found.
i don't like the shade. it needs a barrel shape and something like a hunter green or burgundy.
If you'd like to make it your own, you can put whatever shade catches your fancy on it. Mr. REH would be totally happy if someone stole it before it takes up permanent residence in our home--I'm sure he'll barter with you while I'm out of the house I'm half expecting him to start buying football and basketball home accessories to counteract all my horse clutter.
Cute lamp. What does the plug on the electrical cord look like? Does it have a larger blade on one side than the other? The larger blade was made mandatory in 1962, allowing the lamp to only be plugged into the socket one way. Many companies were already changing over in the 1950's. If the lamp has a plug with two similar size blades....probably late 40's early 50's.
I love that lamp and would snap it up if I saw it in a shop somewhere! I actually have a napkin holder that is very similar!
To me, it looks like the base (stirrup and jumping horse) is original and something happened to the stirrup leather/buckle post and the original shade and someone along the line took pieces and a shade from another lamp and put together what you have. I think this is frequently done in resale and restoration/antiques. It is still really nice, that picture submitted in one of the earlier posts just seems more like what the original must have looked like.
You have a good eye! You know, they just don't make stuff like what you have anymore... why don't you keep it?