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Posted 4 years ago


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I've got Grandma's lamp here and am wondering if anyone knows
if this is in original condition - most paper weight lamps I've seen pictures of have a glass base and this one has an unusual metal one.
The base has a lattice style metal surround with what looks to me like
4 fish or dolphins with their tails in the air at each corner.

Could this base be original? or might it be a 'married' lamp?

The lamp also has 8 long pointed crystal prisms hanging
from a basket near the harp.

The upper paperweight glass has what looks like trumpet
flowers or lilies with a bubble in each one.
Seems like a faint lavender hue to the paperweight glass.

I've heard there is a manufacturer named St. Clair
and zimmerman, but haven't found a mark yet.

Have any suggestions to reference materials (books, websites, etc)
about vintage paperweight lamps?

Many thanks for any info

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 19 days ago
    Looks to be original 60's to me. They also made hanging lamps to match this one. Not a married job and nice to see the dolphins at the base. The base on these are usually lighted at the base also but this one may be too small. Love.
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 19 days ago
    saved to my "hanging lamps" as some of these very parts are definitely used on hanging lamps also. They were made by various lamp makers, some with date and name on base.

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