Peerless Goose Neck Lamp with Ink Wells
This is a wonderful goose neck (or flexible neck)lamp. The base, which is made to resemble tree bark, holds 2 glass ink wells, and has slots to hold 3 pens. There are scrolls around the bottom of the base. I believe it is made of bronze, with a wonderful patina that has developed with age. The shade has an overall cylindrical shape. There are no markings on it, but it resembles a scene by Noritake called Tree in the Meadow. It is hand painted in shades of orange, blue and brown. It appears to be a lake scene with 2 trees (directly across from each other)and 2 sailboats. The neck is marked "Peerless". The socket is marked Bryant and has a patent date of 1907. There are no other markings that I can find. It has it's original wiring, and is in working condition. It comes with the original ink wells, although one has a crack all the way around it. The shade also has a slight hairline crack (see photo). The base measures 6.5" by 7" and is 2" tall. The shade is 4.5" long and has a 3.75" diameter.