Posted 5 years ago
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