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British Art Glass449 of 472Fairy Lamps - More Overshot GlassTaylor & Tunnicliff Fairy Lamps
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Posted 4 years ago


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One of the really nice things about collecting Victorian-era fairy lamps is the seemingly infinite variety of designs and glass types.

These four examples are all overshot glass blown into different shapes. Overshot glass is achieved by rolling a gather of glass over small glass particles, reheating the glass to melt the sharp edges and then blowing the gather to its final form. This provides a rough "sparkly" texture.

The two red fairy lamps are documented Clarke designs. The two blue fairy lamps may also be Clarke commissioned designs, but I have no documentation to verify the attribution. However, the lack of "air notches" suggests they may very well be Clarke commissioned designs.

All these examples are pyramid-size (2.25" base). c.1895



  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 years ago
    Very Beautiful!!!!

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