Posted 1 year ago
For a long time now, I have collected Czech shades, particularly after discovering that most of them are routinely passed off as Loetz.
My only available source was Jo Ann Thomas on selections from the R. Williamson Lamp Catalog, v. 15. On the cover there was a picture of one of my shades, which I found under the section called "Teplitz shades". I had the matching Pallme König vases, and the factory was in the town of Teplitz, now called Teplice. I gathered over 100 shapes from several Williamson catalogs. Most are sold as Loetz, and some--I confess mea culpa--were sold as Krlaik. I was mistaken. Pallme König is the undisputed maker of all the Teplitz shades.
As in this lamp. Opalescent green glas with pink-red spots and burgundy drips. 14" tall. The shade is documented as Teplitz 6007. Not a Loetz lamp. A Pallme König lamp. The photo sequence: the documentation from the Williamson-Teplitz catalog; the lamp with a corresponding vase; a closeup of the base; the actual shade, 5.5" tall.