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I have a question about the history of this lamp. It was my mother's and I am curious to know 1st if you might recognize the signature on the lamp and second the age and value. Thank you for any help you may have. The lamp is very very heavy and measures 19 inches tall by 15 inches wide.

I would normally reject this question because I am a furniture specialist but, I know a little about the history of this kind of lamp and the techniques used to manufacture it. If I was to be 100% sure I would have to hold the item in my hand, but what I think about this lamp is that it looks like it was made circa 1920's for a large manufacture, at least 1000 were made if not several thousands. It is made of a cheap metal alloy that is not a valuable as if it were to be cast in Bronze. There might exist a bronze original but It would not have the lamps attached to it, more than likely the signature of the sculpture will not really affect the value of this piece because it is not an important artist and this is considered a mass produced item.

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