Just out of a local house is this very rare bronze Arts and Crafts period seahorse lamp. The seahorse was a favorite design element especially in his bronze candlesticks and also appeared in some of his Rookwood designs.His bronze lamps must have been a very limited production and rare as very few have come on the market. This is only the second we have had in 50 years. The lamp measures about 13 3/4 inches tall and about 4 7/8 inches across the base. The lamp base alone without the bulb measures about 10 1/16 inches tall. The base is not signed but we guarantee the attribution to E T Hurley. The shade measures about 4 1/4 inches tall and about 3 7/8 wide. The shade on this one is not the original but it is a period correct one and is similar to abalone shell shades used by other Arts and Crafts artisans such as Elizabeth Burton and others on their lamps.
The shade is composed of three abalone shell sections mounted on a brass base. The seahorse base is in very good condition. The base may have been cleaned at one time and it has an old General Electric socket but the switch internals are marked P&S. The wire was replaced with a nylon covered cord that replicates the original and the electrics work well. The shade is also in good condition.
It has a tight 1/2 inch hairline in one of the shells and another has a small chip on the inside lip. See photos as they are part of the description.
Would make a nice addition to any collection and is guaranteed as described. The item "Rare E T Hurley Arts and Crafts Bronze Seahorse Abalone Seashell Shade Lamp 1915" is in sale since Monday, September 04, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware". The seller is "woodglen" and is located in Califon, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.