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    Old lamp. Trying to identify.

    Does anyone recognize this piece?
    It's either copper or a copper alloy, but I don't know which.
    There are absolutely no identifying markings on it...nothing.
    I would like very much to find out more about it.
    Does anyone know what flower is in the pattern?
    There was no shade with it.
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    Sorry, but no clue. But it's a lovely base. Has kind of an art nouveau look to it, so maybe early 20th century?

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    That's within the range I was thinking.
    It is made entirely of metal, including the grommets.
    This piece is heavy.

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    Found a clue.
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    ??? What is the clue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    Found a clue.
    Looks like it could be initials, but not in an alphabet that I recognize. Try enhancing the contrast & doing a Google image search.

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    Slightly OT, but I am told there are programs and apps that will sort through millions of on-line pictures looking for similar designs and items. Sort of like facial recognition for objects. Would not know where or how to find such a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Jobe View Post
    It's either copper or a copper alloy, but I don't know which.
    Have you checked it with a magnet? The second photo you posted appears to show some spot rust.
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    I believe the stem is iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    ??? What is the clue?

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    There appears to have letters forged into the base of the stem.

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    A magnet will tell. I wonder if the base is casted and then plated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Orbine View Post
    A magnet will tell. I wonder if the base is casted and then plated.
    Yep. The entire piece is magnetic.
    A knock-off?

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    I did a google reverse image search and it mostly came up with antique coins. Perhaps repeating such a search with a photo that shows the entire lamp or more of the lamp might yield better results.

    You may want to look for online (antique) catalogs from the Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Co. They were one big maker of lamps with cast bases somewhat similar to yours. But there were many others too....

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    Might be Hippeastrum or amaryllis.
    Acanthuses is the Greek column flower on the top. it is not that.

    https://www.trianglenursery.co.uk/66...ryllis-britney

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