Origin: English Period: Early 20thC Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1930-40 Height: 59” Width: 17” Depth: 15.5”
The unusual scratch built black wrought iron standard floor lamp, the base as a ships anchor with ring, blacksmith forged scroll supports and rear foot to a straight rod, and surviving from early twentieth century England.
The condition of the lamp is good overall with a nice pitted patination to the sea-worn anchor itself, with the rest of the composition having general wear; and is in working order.
The Anchor has long been a symbol of stability. It is believed that it became a symbol of hope with early Christians. Seafarers saw the anchor as the only way to survive a rough sea and the Anchor would give the early seafarers a sense of hope to survive an angry storm.