1931 Scene In Action Japanese Twilight Lamp Scene 1920s to 1930s
Scene in Action Corporation, Chicago, Illinois 1926.
This design is one of the most fascinating home lighting effects. Turning on the switch, a lighted scene depicting the tranquil waters of a hidden lake at the base of Fujiyama, as seen through the artists eye while traveling in the Orient. You see the silver beams of a full Japanese moon reflected by the rippling water.
It works by the warmth from a 40 watt or appliance bulb, the plastic cylinder behind the heavy etched scene glass starts to rotate casting streams of diffused warm lights. All is encased in a heavy geometric shaped metal frame- (machine age imagery and materials), finished in antique silver reminiscent to the Art Deco spire of the Chrysler Building in New York City, designed by William Van Alen; built in 1928-1930.
Works beautifully, no chips to glass scenery plate, plastic cylinder inside is lightly warped, can be replaced by similar piece sold in todays market, tarnishing and light rust all-over metal parts, could use some polishing, all original parts, cord is in great original condition.
13 3/4" length by 5" wide (front to back) by 9" tall, weighing in near five pounds. Bulb included but cannot guarantee it will be working- shipping thin glass, may not hold up to handling.
FED EX SHIPPING 2nd day air due to fragile pieces.