VINTAGE BAR LAMP DEPICTING A DRUNKEN HOBO LEANING AGAINST A LAMP POST HOLDING A BOTTLE OF BOOZE WITH A KISS ON HIS CHEEK
Original, not a reproduction, made by Apco -- Japan. Many reproductions of this lamp are out there, but those have the hobo hugging a lamp post, not leaning against it. This is the original version where you can only see one hand (which is holding a bottle of booze), and the other hand is hidden behind his head. Hobo has on a black suit & top hat, with painted golden bow-tie and trim. On his cheek is a red lipstick "kiss". The main lamp is a white globe with "BAR" painted on it. The red "nose" is a round red light bulb. This is the original bulb for this item, many times the bulb would blow out and people would replace it with a Christmas light. All original! Light bulb for globe is not included in this auction (takes a normal light bulb 40/60 watt).
Overall this is in very good condition with some minor flaws. Both lamps work perfectly. No paint loss on the hobo or lamp post, just some dust that can be easily cleaned with a q-tip. Base is a bronze finish which is heavily scratched, this can be seen well in pictures #7 & 8. Bronze area at top near globe also has some paint loss, seen in pic 4. The main lamp and hobo/black post are different parts and are twined together with a piece of copper wire. It does not appear to be broken, just a little loose. Paint of globe is clean with a slight smudge on the "R", and globe itself has no flaws. Original Apco company sticker is affixed to back of hobo (see pic 8).
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