Has anyone ever seen this amazing lamp or the symbol cast into it

mantacore1October 22, 2010

Hi. This lamp was found at an estate sale in Florida and any information or guesses about it would be greatly appreciated. The lamp is about two feet tall. Perhaps from the 1940's? The shade is not original so I did not focus on it. It is made of a cast tin or lead alloy and very heavy. The symbol is two crossed arrows over an olympic style torch. The makers mark on the back is not easy to read however I can only make out either FRAN or PRAN with the rest not cast well, maybe FRANCE or FRANKART? Beautiful lamp and very interesting.

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stratsmom

I'm not certain but I'm thinking older than the 40's. Kind of has a nouveau look to me :0)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2010 at 11:09PM
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mantacore1

Older is better :)

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 11:54AM
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javaandjazz

Franart is a very good name. Very expensive$$$$$

Here is a link that might be useful: frankart on ebay

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 4:20PM
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Cassandra

The crossed swords usually indicate a military officer, and the torch eternity (or, truth/knowledge). It may have been produced as a commemorative for a military death. If you type crossed swords and torch into a search engine, you'll get a number of hits where military have used this symbol.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 4:30PM
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