Mid Century Lighting, Hot Air Balloon, Hanging Lamp, Loevsky & Loevsky, Gold Color, White Metal, Home Decor, Entryway Light, Electric

$2,300.00 $2,875.00

The stunning mid-century Loevsky & Loevsky WMC gold-colored metal hanging lamp is in great condition. The lamp is also in great working condition. The particular hot-air balloon shape of this lamp is super-rare. While the bottom opening has the appearance of a flower in bloom, the aggressive V-shaped legs making up the bottom opening look very similar to the geometrical shapes on a Court Jester's costume. It is important to note that even though the gold color looks very much like brass, it is actually referred to as WMC or White Metal Casting. Furthermore, the magnetic character of the metal is definitely greater than it would be if it were brass. Also, it is highly likely that the intricately detailed patterns on the exterior of this gorgeous mid-century hanging lamp are too numerous and minutiae to be brass. Each small wheel-like design on the exterior is actually in the form of an Atomic Starburst. While atomic decor is known for its circular patterns, each atomic pattern also has tiny circular accents inside their wheel-like designs. In addition, there is another important aspect that may be hard to notice in the photos. The Atomic Starburst pattern of the metal exterior appears to be dual layered. Even more intriguing is the fact that the underlayer has the appearance and color of copper. Hence, the gold-colored outer layer has the appearance of depth (somewhat similar to 2D) since the underlayer is offset in some areas on the lamp. Fastened to the beautiful gold-colored Atomic Starburst exterior are small flower-shaped rosettes. Each amber-colored rosette has a small metal inlay with a tiny mounting screw through the center. While a couple of the sides have only a single rosette, there are virtually two rosettes per side. When the lamp is switched on, the small rosettes take on a much bolder translucent appearance - see photo of lamp switched on.

There is a number 1020 on the interior of the lamp. While there are some other tiny letters and/or numbers in the same vicinity, they are not discernible. Hence, there does not appear to be an identification mark pointing to a particular maker. However, when it comes to WMC (White Metal Castings) lamps, supposedly there were only a handful of companies able to produce and market such intricately detailed and time-intense electric lamps. This was so much the case that, according to references, there was only one company that could make anything remotely similar to a Loevsky design - supposedly "Cornell". While Loevsky started circa 1937, Cornell made its debut circa 1946. The particular vulcanized style of the electrical plug on the end of the cord for this lamp was supposedly produced during the 1930's. Of course, time frame alone does not always provide enough evidence for production date. However, there are two other features of this lamp that are also consistent with marked Loevsky & Loevsky WMC lamps. The first is the particular hobnail dot pattern around the top section of the lamp. While in general there are more designs than can be counted in a lifetime, a marked Loevsky lamp features the same hobnail dot pattern around the top. The second and most obvious evidence pointing toward Loevsky & Loevsky WMC being the maker of this gorgeous mid-century hanging lamp is the incredibly detailed Atomic Starburst pattern. Numerous references show the Atomic Starburst pattern on marked Loevsky & Loevsky lamps. Hence, concerning this beautiful hot-air balloon shaped lamp, the evidence points to an earlier Loevsky design that was most likely discontinued due to the amount of time and talent that had to be invested in this highly detailed Atomic Starburst hanging lamp.

The interior porcelain bulb socket has a rating of 660 Watts or 250 Volts - the rating of which was supposedly first invented by Arrow in 1914. The end of the cord has a non-polarized plug with 15 A or 250 V - see photo of plug in.

Please note that the white compote in the photos is not included in this listing and was used for scale purposes only.

There is no inline or surface switch to turn the lamp on and off. Unless the cord is plugged into a switched receptacle, it must be turned on and off by plugging and unplugging the lamp. Also, it is important to note that even though the plug-in end is in great working condition on the cord, a polarized ground plug-in end might be considered in the future.

There are no breaks, cracks, or repair places on this gorgeous mid-century Atomic Starburst hanging lamp. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the lamp - mainly in the form of slight distress on the edges of the lamp where it has come in contact with other surfaces. They are super hard to notice due to their small size and location. The electrical cord is woven through a gold-colored metal chain. There are some places where the chain has rubbed the edges of the cord. They are not worn through. Furthermore, the exterior of the cord is accomplishing its purpose - to protect the interior wiring.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous mid-century Atomic Starburst gold-colored hanging lamp are many. The entryway or dining room would be enhanced by the addition of this incredibly detailed mid-century treasure. Also, the man-cave or she-shed would welcome this gorgeous gold-colored mid-century hanging lamp for its stunning hot-air balloon shape and rich mid-century Atomic Starburst charm. In addition, the incredibly comforting and warm ambience accompanying this hanging lamp makes it worthy of a master-bedroom or bath suite. While this lamp is definitely a super-rare and superbly rich mid-century treasure to be enjoyed by the whole party, perhaps it would serve a far better purpose in one's private space.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous mid-century hanging lamp for its great working condition, rich gold color, highly detailed Atomic Starburst pattern, consistent Loevsky design features, and beautiful overall appearance.

There is a short video of this beautiful lamp on our YouTube channel. The link is - https://youtu.be/ewIFtrTE5r0

The stunning mid-century Loevsky & Loevsky WMC gold-colored metal hanging lamp weighs approximately 88 oz.

The hot-air balloon shaped Loevsky & Loevsky metal hanging lamp measures 19" tall to the top of the mounting ring or 15" tall to the top of the hot-air balloon shaped lower section where it meets the bottom edge of the top accent piece.

The hot-air balloon shaped hanging lamp measures approximately 11" wide across the girth from outside to outside.

From one V-shaped leg to the opposite V-shaped leg on the bottom, it measures 6 3/8" wide across from outside to outside in one direction x 7 1/8" wide across from outside to outside in another direction x 7 1/16" wide across from outside to outside in the other direction.

The electrical cord measures approximately 163" in length with the gold-colored chain covering all but approximately 37" at the end.

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Mid Century Lighting Hot Air Balloon Hanging Lamp Loevsky & Loevsky Gold Color White Metal Home Decor Entryway Light Electric Collectible

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