Offering a wonderful, vintage 1920 - 1930 chalk ware lamp.
This 20" tall lamp features a street lamp with two boys, the older one boosting up the smaller one, to perhaps light the gas. The top of the lamp has a beautiful glass bulb shaped like a gas lantern.
The sculpture hand painted in Christmas holiday colors of red and green is exceptionally well carved. The boys wear wool hats and heavy socks with the open back, slip on shoes of the poor. Their faces are full of mischievous charm and their clothing well detailed.
The lamp is in excellent physical condition with little fading or chipping. The six paneled gas light is frosted glass. The lamp wiring here is quite old and corroded, it will need to be redone to be used safely. The bulb has been tested in another lamp and it works.
This is a marvelous piece with great humor, originality and artistry.