14" H.G. Cleaveland Bent Glass Table Lamp
Signed H.G. Leaded Crocus Table Lamp. 14 in. dia. shade has a slightly translucent caramel slag glass staggered brick background, lower border with long overlapping green leaves reaching up and bending at the shoulder, 4 large open orange crocus flowers over 8 closed white opaque crocus flowers; has a pierced filigree bronze heat cap, in excellent condition with no damaged panels. On a bronze stick base signed “H.G. Cleveland, Boston” having 2 curled socket arms with original sockets, acorn pulls and a turned bronze riser with ball finial; base is in original dark brown patina, in good condition. 21 in. high. Weight: 10.25 lbs.
ED. A few lamps have surfaced with bases marked Cleaveland and as this example shows Cleaveland was a Boston maker, at least of high quality bases. While it's tempting to assume he had his shades made by others (Bigelow the most obvious) this article from Good Housekeeping in 1906 seems to imply that the entire lamp was executed by him or his studios.
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