Up for your consideration is an Amazing and very Rare Handel Oil Lamp base with the Original 3 Light conversion ring. When these bases do come up for sell you often find them missing the most important part witch is the 3 socket ring. This ring goes one step further and has an extremely rare signed Handel Hubbell socket.
The socket alone is very hard to come by and just adds to this base. This type of base was made by the Handel Lamp Company at a time when not a lot of homes had electricity.The base is 20 tall to the shade rest, 24 1/2 tall overall to top of glass. It is 8 at the widest point and has a 7 wide base. This lamp is signed as well on the bottom in the common location and on one of the shade ring sockets. The only condition issue is a small crack inside the base (shown in the pictures) this does not show through to the outside and is very stable. Just overall a very nice and hard to come by example of Handels work.
I have had this in my collection for far to long and its time to let someone else be the keeper for awhile. Dont let this one slip by. I have a lot of questions regarding using the oil portion of this base.
The oil canister does hold oil just fine with no leaks and it does have a wick, but will probably need a new one. I added a picture to show what kind of wick is used in these center draft style canisters. Also this lamp has the standard Handel 3-3/4 shade holder so any of the 16-20 diameter Handel painted or overlay shades will work with this base. The item "VERY RARE HANDEL OIL LAMP BASE FOR LEADED, PAINTED GLASS SHADE TIFFANY ERA" is in sale since Sunday, May 9, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "dufftuff" and is located in Yakima, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.