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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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