For sale is a rare and hard to find lamp that I am attributing to have been made by Pallme Koenig of Templitz, Austria which is now the modern day Czech Republic. I have a very rare candle lamp that takes a 1" tapered candle. The lamp stands 12" tall and the shade has a diameter of 7 1/4". The base of this candlestick lamp is 4" in diameter.
The lamp displays a mottled green and mottled gold oil spot decoration. The shade is heavily ruffled with the mottled green oil spots on the upper portion and the gold ones on the lower section of the shade. The candlestick bottom is just the opposite with the mottled gold on the twisted candle neck and the mottled green oils spots along the lower bottom. The green spots roll over the bottom edge to the underside and covering the entire bottom except the counter sunk pontil. This decor gives this shade an Art Nouveau European flavor.
This candle lamp is considered to be in excellent condition as there is no cracks, chips or dings to any of the glass. The shade holder is silver in color and shows signs of use. The shade and base are unsigned and more than likely had a paper label at one time. This style of shade has been commonly misidentified as a Loetz shade. We now have documentation that clearly shows that these type shades were made by Pallme Koenig in the same general area as Loetz.
I cannot find a documented sale of this candle lamp anywhere. I have seen the base on a few occasions. I have never nor seen another picture of this candle lamp anywhere and I do great research. I would consider this an extremely rare lamp and was made to compete with the Tiffany Twilight candle lamps in the late 1800's to early 1900's. The twisted bottom is very similar in form as Tiffany's. This is a true candle lamp as you use a candle to light it. The candle itself is made of natural beeswax like the antique ones but this is of contemporary make, made in Michigan. This candle lamp was made circa 1890-1905.
Those of you who collect works of art from the Pallme Konig, Loetz or Bohemian glass factories, you will cherish this investment grade lamp. You will be hard pressed to find another one.
Pallme Konig, Loetz, Candle Lamp, Oil Spot, Mottled Gold & Green, Extremely Rare
$1,166 $1,295 SALE