Offered is this early Handel reverse-painted, 'chipped-ice'-shade lamp. The shade is signed, 'HANDEL 3157' with the artist's initials, 'R. g' (painted by either of Handel artists: R. Gillern or Robert Goodwin) - see pictures. The base is marked, 'B & H' (not to be confused with Bradley & Hubbard), which is an exceptionally rare early Handel mark (please refer to the 'handellamps.com' website) - see second-last picture. Initially, it used to be an oil lamp that was converted to electricity. Overall, the mushroom-shaped-shaded lamp is 25 inches tall. The shade is 11 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches high. The shade is in good condition - there are some expected flea-bites along the shade-rim, where it sits on the metallic ring (see last picture). The base has age-appropriate wear: the two ornamental handles are somewhat loose, the top-ring is a little bent and the bottom connector (one that connects the base to the vase-part) is loose. Structurally, the lamp-body is sound - if one feels necessary, the looseness could be circumvented by the application of glue to those areas.