This is a rare piece with great provenance! This beautiful vintage Blenko lamp came from the personal collection of the first Blenko designer, Winslow Anderson. His collection was willed to the Huntington Museum of Art which decided to reduce its holdings.
Information regarding the sale, including pictures with the lamp in view will be included for your documentation. To find this lamp in this great condition would be exceedingly rare. To find the one owned by a famous designer for Blenko and Lenox is even more so. This piece is an unusual shape, crafted in what I believe is sky blue, a color used from 1937 to 1949.
Anderson was the Blenko designer from 1947 to 1953, it would be reasonable to assume this piece could be dated at 1947, 48, or 49. The glass has no issues, cleaned up nicely, no chips, cracks, scratches. The finial, also rare to find it to match, is in perfect condition. The hardware is aged as one would expect. The plug is damaged and I would recommend replacing the wiring, which I think is fairly easily done.
The one pictured came from Lowe's. The wood base is intact, but the felt on the bottom is decayed. It has the "famous" Blenko adjustable harp. With the finial in place, this lamp stands at approximately 33 inches tall with the finial in place and is just over 6 inches across the base.A wonderful mid-century lamp with great history! Please contact me with any questions you may have.
The item "Blenko Lamp from the Estate of Winslow Anderson 1940's" is in sale since Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Blenko". The seller is "wvglassgals" and is located in Milton, West Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States.