This lamp is a study in all things tole. The technique of lacquered tin or sheet metal is easily visible in this lamp. Hand painted decoration simulates the look of Japanese decoration and this tole is a great example of japanned decoration.
Original counter weight and small globe light socket, to the standard ring top carrier. There is considerable wear to the lamp and we left it as is. The paint has several areas where it has chipped and paint thinning on some of the surface tops. Overall the lamp appears to have been stored for many years. It is in excellent working order but we dated this to the early 30's mostly by style of student desk lamps. Tole was popular to the later part of the 1920's before a brief resurgence in the 50's.
The lamp is 22 1/2 " tall to top of ring and overall is 13 1/2" wide. The lamp shade is 6" wide and has a 2 1/2" chimney collar and a 5" square base.