Fuhry & Sons

Fuhry & Sons, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio was a company founded by Charles J. Fuhry. They were a somewhat limited producer of ceramic TV lamps, with their efforts also going into the manufacture of lamps of wire/metal construction. While few styles were designed, their oriental boat lamps sold in great numbers.

Fuhry & Sons Oriental Boat value:  rarity:
Not only did Americans love everything French in the '50s, they also had a fascination with Oriental themes.
mark The recessed top of the above lamp is marked in gold with "COPR. FUHRY & SONS, INC."
Fuhry & Sons Classical Scene value:  rarity:
A rather elaborate classical scene with a woman, an urn and a panther. Photos courtesy of Woodland Trace Collectibles/Bill Keller, Knoxville, TN.
Fuhry mark The back of this lamp clearly shows the Fuhry & Sons mark.
Fuhry TV lamp value:  rarity:
This bird (eagle?) TV lamp shares nothing stylistically with other known Fuhry & Sons products, and is seldom seen. Photos courtesy of Woodland Trace Collectibles/Bill Keller, Knoxville, TN.
Fuhry label The eagle still carries an original Fuhry & Sons paper label.
Fuhry bird Here's a variation of the bird above, this one with different color glaze and airbrushed color. There is no marking on this example, and the Fuhry & Sons paper label is gone. This lamp was found covered with dust in an antique shop window, looking like it had been waiting for a buyer for quite some time!
Fuhry bird Back view.
Fuhry pagoda value:  rarity:
Fuhry & Sons favored oriental subjects, and produced this pagoda design as well as their more common sampan TV lamp. Photos courtesy of a collector from Ohio.
Fuhry pagoda There's no mistaking the maker of this lamp!  It is marked, Copyright 1954 Fuhry & Sons Inc. Cleveland O. and also bears a paper label.

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