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Posted 5 years ago


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I have often wondered if the Pallme König-Teplitz shades were only sold through the Williamson catalogs.

I have eight shades in bright yellow with oil spot glaze and green feathering, 4" tall (they also come in a larger size) I have found two shapes so far: round and hexagonal. I have always attributed them to Pallme König on the basis of the green feathering, which is similar to that found in other documented PK shades. They are not listed in the Williamson catalogs. However, they do appear in a 1910 Western Gas Fixture Company catalog, of which I have found only one page.

Picture sequence:
1. The shade in the Western catalog.
2. The shade in situ.
3. The hexagonal version
4. The PK with similar green feathering.

Oddly enough, Rindskopf has a line of vases in yellow, with oil spot glaze and beige feathering, to which these shades could very well belong. However, no Rindskopf shades have been officially documented.

For ID purposes, there are two reliable ways to identify Czech Jugendstil shades:
1. Finding them in period catalogs and design books.
2. Finding matching identified vases.

For a really stunning effect, try lining your shades up as track lighting, particularly if you have different shapes and decors!


  1. Glasshutte Glasshutte, 5 years ago
    Nicely done, Al. Thanks for another nice contribution!
  2. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
    I would like two please at the advertised price of $1.25 each ;-) Great article once again!
  3. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 5 years ago
    Dear Sir,
    I am not sure if this is OK or not but I noticed that there are a pair of these yellow and green PK shades on offer. I was trolling and spotted them. If you wish the link. Would you please let me know. I am concerned that putting it here might be contrary to the rules and I am new, loving this wonderful resource and don't want to get in trouble. But I also didn't want you to miss them if you wanted them. Sincerely,
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 5 years ago
    Collectors Weekly expressly states that this site cannot be used to sell or to advertise merchandise. Send the link to my e-mail at

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