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Lamp, Walter Von NessenThe Kovels.com Top 20 list indicates the current interests of collectors who visit the website. During August 2013 antiques enthusiasts were busy researching:

1. Occupied Japan
2. Fenton
3. Coca-Cola
4. Stoves
5. Bottle
6. Capo-Di-Monte
7. Bavaria
8. McCoy
9. Belleek
10. Milk Glass
11. Hull
12. Dresden
13. Carnival Glass
14. Nippon
15. Red Wing
16. Wedgwood
17. Cash Registers
18. Copeland Spode
19. CT-Germany
20. Lamps

Lamps are back in style, perhaps because the new light bulbs give off unflattering light or perhaps because decorators have discovered that antique lamps are interesting additions to a modern room. So we are not surprised that Lamp is one of the Top 20 searches (No. 20). Auctions, shows, and shops are selling lamps in many styles: 19th-century Gone-with-the-Wind examples, early 20th-century cameo glass, 1930s art pottery vases made into lamps, and late 20th-century modern lamps in unfamiliar shapes and sizes. And bargains can be found at local house sales and flea markets. This lamp was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889–1943), an industrial designer who was at the forefront of modern lamp design. It's brushed aluminum with a mica shade, 21-inches high, and sold for $2,820 at a Cowan auction.

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#6 inarco vasepadgett2997 2013-09-30 19:09
What kind of work are they known for? I have a smokey colered bud vase with etching of grapes vines. are they well known?
#5 1969 Field Birds by A. Singerconrb19 2013-09-19 10:12
I have a collection of 8 lovely white (could be glass) Field & Bird Bottles with labels on back - most have been whiskey containers or such. Need help in describing and finding out what to do with them.

Thanks
#4 Von Nessen Lampnagymama2 2013-09-18 18:42
OMG, I want that lamp so badly! It's amazing. Not sure I could afford $2820 for it, though.
#3 bakelite handlemothernatured 2013-09-18 18:14
I am looking for a particular bakelite or catalin cabinet handle. It is red and had a push button mechanism at the top of the handle to open the cabinet. I just bought a set of kitchen cabinets and one handle was missing. There are twelve others in pristine condition.
Any suggestions? The internet has not yielded anything yet.
#2 Glad To See InterestLynne97030 2013-09-16 14:46
...in some of the ceramic/china collectibles like milk glass or Wedgewood.
#1 Copper Lustreconrb19 2013-09-11 17:43
I'm looking for a collector of Copper Lustre teapots, cups, saucers, etc. mostly made in England. I have a large collection that I would like to sell off. Getting older and children don't want or need. Thanks for your help.

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