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Anybody recognize this pottery lamp? Maker, era? There are no marks that I can identify.
It comes with a green, maybe bakelite, finial. I have what I think is the original harp somewhere as well. I can see that the plug is bakelite but don't know if this is the original wiring.
There is something that might be a mark, very light blue on the base. Best picture I could get
The socket is marked Leviton Patented . It has the red and black switch.
The wire inside retains some silk wrapping
The lamp was probably molded since there are seams and some places where the clay has not joined perfectly
I am hunting for the finial which may be a key piece to date/ID the lamp! Thanks again for any suggestions.
Key way to identifying l;amps is the socket. You should post a detailed picture of the socket. Here are some things to look for in a socket: UNO threads (around the opening of the socket where the bulb would go in) appear after 1910 and continue to the 1970's.
The name on the paddle can be an indicator of the age. The end of a pull chain can indicate age.The inside threads of the socket and the insulation material is helpful. Mica is usually older than ceramic, bakelite and plastic newer. Copper threads are older than copper plated bulb threads, Aluminum being the newest. Great resources is http://antiquesockets.com/
There you'll find dating sockets is much harder than I've suggested, but still the best way.