Handel Definition

The term Handel in the context of antiques refers to the glass wares made by Philip Handel in Connecticut from 1895 to 1933. The firm mostly made art glass and other types of lamps. Handel shades were made using leaded glass resembling Tiffany. The reverse painted lamp shades made by Handel were popular in 1900s. The firm also designed vases and other glass objects. Though the Art Nouveau Handel designs were popular, the company struggled when Art Deco became the prevailing fashion in 1930s. 
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