Norman Melancton Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958), circa 1930s. Sleek and streamlined machine-age "Cobra" desk or reading lamp with rounded top above tapered shaft with three raised ridges above a circular base with switch for turning light on and off, exterior with copper finish. Unmarked. Approximate height 12.125", diameter of base 8".
Globe that covers bulb to the underside of shade missing. Areas of oxidation and small losses to the copper finish. Tail to pen likely a marriage. Minor dings around the shade and base commensurate with age and usage.
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