This pair of colorful wall sconces is made of polychromatic pot metal (also known as monkey metal, white metal, or die-cast zinc). Pot metal was used to manufacture lighting during the 1920’s by various manufactures such as Lion Manufacturing. Lion Electric is considered by most as one of the three great American lighting companies in the first half of the twentieth century. Lion’s relative position in the American lighting trade was short lived. Many speculate that the over the top expense of making high quality fixtures probably drove them out of business during the depression. It’s exciting to see examples of these decorative, electroplated and painted pieces of lighting from such a turbulent time period still in existence today.
The predominant color of these sconces is chartreuse green, but there is also silver, gold, rust, turquoise, beige, and copper. Done in the Baroque style, two arms extend from the body and support hammered bobeches in the shape of floral cut outs. The accompanying vibrant chartreuse green candle drip sleeves bring out the vibrancy intended in the design of these lively sconces. They mix well together with vintage lighting from other American manufacturers such as Lincoln Electric Company and the Riddle Lighting Company. Nonetheless, these eye-catching sconces are perfect for any room that needs a fun bit of color and adventure.
We are selling this set as a pair. We have two pairs available (check stock quantity for updates). We reduced the price by not rewiring them, but if you want them rewired, it will be an additional fee. Each weighs approximately 1.5 lbs.