Western chalkware lamp circa 1930s era and is simply wonderful! This gold tone gypsum plaster lamp is a lively scene with a cowboy perched atop a rearing horse. Our cowboy here is decked out with a bandana about his neck, woolie chaps in the saddle and he's holding his 10-gallon hat. This chalkware lamp design compensates for balance with an aptly placed tree trunk that keeps our horse's body aloft. The entire base of the lamp is out of the one molded piece of plaster, the light bulb sits behind a custom cut glass insert that has been ice frosted for a soft light glow.
This beautiful and rare chalk lamp is in terrific condition with no breaks or repairs, the paint has chipped in a few minor areas but does not detract from look. This stunning lamp was made during the Depression of the 1930s, it is rare indeed to find a lamp, of this size, without any glued pieces, or touch up painting. Chalkware was a substance used in the making of many household decor items of the era because much pricier items could be used as a mold and reproduced in the plaster. Click here for more on the history of chalkware. In terrific condition.
Size measures: 13-3/4"L x 7"W x 13-3/4"H