Heintz Art Metal Lamp, ca. 1912
So where did you get this lamp?
My grandmother. I inherited it. I'm not sure where she got it, but I think... It's always been with her, ever since I was, played in her house as a boy.
You actually have the original paper label here on the bottom, and that's very rare because in most cases, this wore off. There's a big H in the middle, which is Heintz A.M.S., Art Metal Shop. And it was from Buffalo.
Buffalo, New York. And Mr. Heintz patented this process in 1912. He received a patent for putting the silver on a bronze base.
And what's lovely about this piece is this Japanese-style water lily pattern. You have it on the shade, also. So it's really quite nice. And if we light it, you see it gives a very nice light. But this isn't what it's supposed to look like. This shade is actually lined in mica, so somehow this was replaced over the years. But in this condition, for a retail price, it's probably about $2,500.
That's good to know. I never knew I had that in my house.
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