Dirk Van Erp / Thomas Gotham Lamp
This remarkable Dirk van Erp and Thomas Gotham
copper table lamp highlights offered lighting in Michaan’s October Arts and Crafts Auction.
The van Erp designed copper accents feature repeating cut-out oak tree motif decorations
upon the approximate 19 inch diameter mica shade. The lamp’s porcelain body is a brown
glazed Thomas Gotham creation, beautifully decorated by cascading, flowering pale pink
crystals. The lamp was commissioned for renowned San Francisco architect Charles F. Strothoff
in 1923, remaining by descent through the family to the present owner. The van Erp and
Gotham lamp will be sold as lot 3123 at an estimate of $17,000-20,000.