A Pair of Circa 1920 Edward Riddle Company Spanish Revival Sconces


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This pair of colorful Circa 1920 wall sconces is made of polychromatic pot metal (also known as monkey metal, white metal, or die-cast zinc). During the early 1920’s pot metal was used to manufacture lighting by various manufactures including the Edward N. Riddle Company of Toledo, Ohio. Riddle called its fixtures “fitments” to convince consumers they would be easy to install and to remove when they wanted a fashion change and encourage return business. Each sconce is stamped Riddle Co., Made in the USA, design pat. 8.10.20, 56052.

These beautiful sconces have been fully restored. Done in the Spanish Revival style, these were painted black with gold. The center is yellow and grey. It is exciting to see examples of these decorative, electroplated, and painted pieces of lighting still in existence today.

Each sconce weighs approximately 4 lbs.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions L 5.25 x W 9 x H 15 in
Style / Period

Spanish Revival

Year / Century


Place of Origin

United States


Pot Metal / Paint


Each sconces takes two candelabra light bulbs. Each light bulb can use up to max of 60 watts. They have been rewired to meet current US electrical standards. We recommend using LED lights because they help preserve antique fixtures longer. Antique sconces may have to be adapted to modern houses. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics. There are some areas with chipped paint on the yellow and white base area which is original to the sconces. There are slight scratches. We will be happy to provide more closeup images upon request.

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