Featured Any info on small (9") antique/art deco Erte (?) lady figural lamp

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    A LOCAL THRIFT STORE REOPENED TODAY!! - And this is one of the things I found on my first day back treasure hunting!
    I believe it's old/older from the plug - and it's funny because the electrical plug is almost bigger than the lamp! The lamp measures 9" tall and the lady has a screw in her back that I think is for a lamp shade arm?
    It reminds me of Erte but I couldn't find a mark on her anywhere - can anyone tell me anything about what I found?
    PS - The 3rd & 4th photo show a close up & then a wider shot so you can see it's size next to a stack of books!
    Thank you.

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  2. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Modern screw by her butt. Something missing?
     
  3. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Funny - talk about getting "Screwed" - She seems so Happy
     
  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Isn't that where arm to hold shade goes?
     
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Journey’s own suggestion may be right on-target!!!!
     
  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Think there would have been a large disc of frosted glass behind her so that you saw the silhouette when lit.
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    thank you for taking that out of my hands.....:happy:
     
  8. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I have something similar I am too lazy to photograph that has a large pink disc behind the figure. Doesn't look hefty but weighs a ton. Mine also uses a low voltage flame shaped bulb, has an in line switch & the cord has the clear insulation over the copper wire. Plug on this one looks to be a replacement; the one on mine looks same vintage as the rest of wiring. The design of mine has the lady holding the disc; she's partially turned toward it & arms are outstretched to top & bottom. Screws are in her hands.

    There are several stickers on the bottom of mine for a NJ company named Sarsaparilla. One is for Sarsaparilla blown glass. Phone number is in all numeric format with area code, as written now. My guess is that my lamp is a 60s/70s repro. Came out of the estate of a once very well off family.
     
  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Plug is a heavy duty replacement for a larger gauge cord than this. I also think newer reproduction.
     
  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  12. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

  13. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Well it will certainly be a conversation starter at your next cocktail party.
     
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  14. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Oh there are so many jokes to be made... but I shall remain a lady.
    :p:p:p:p:D:D
     
  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Or it may leave everyone speechless.
     
  16. Abegweit

    Abegweit Active Member

    I have several art deco lamps including 9 or so silhoulette lamps, but have never seen one where the background glass would have been attached in this manner. The lamp socket like the cord is not original, the inline switch may be. Based on style I would think French or UK origins. Still, would be a nice restoration project.
     
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  17. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Where can I find a piece of ...plastic to use with it? (Glass would break if I try to put a hole in it)
     
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  18. Abegweit

    Abegweit Active Member

    Michaels may have something that will work. A local stain glass maker should be able to provide you with a small piece of glass, drill a hole and grind smooth the outside of the glass for a nominal charge.

    Aesthetically if it were me restoring or re-purposing your find into a lamp, I would not opt for a silhouette lamp unless you can find an example of this lamp online setup in this manner. I’d lose the bolt if it can be removed without causing damage.

    I can’t tell if the bulb holder is plastic or bakelite. If it’s bakelite it may be appropriate to the age of the figure.

    Her bashful stance suggests she’s looking over her shoulder at something, where as a silhouette lamp is meant to backlit a design.

    The Frank L207 is perhaps the best example of a similar posed figure and base size. It uses a Candalite bulb, no shade. Sourcing these bulbs can be problematic and expensive.

    I’ve attached just a few of my own original art deco silhouette lamps for perspective.

    Alternatively, if you could find an appropriate torpedo / bullet lamp you could adapt the holder and shade to this lamp. This could look very nice and these lamps are abundant and reasonably priced.

    Lastly, there are many decorative LED “Edison” style specialty bulbs now on the market. With the right round bulb, you may be able to achieve the desired effect.

    Hope this helps. Thanks
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  19. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I took mine to a glass shop and they cut and fitted it for me. cost like $6.00
     
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  20. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I can't help thinking OP's lamp originally had 1 or 2 metal pieces that would have gone between the glass & the lady's bum & the nut on the other side to distribute the pressure. Or maybe something that way was attached to the original pane around the hole.
     
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