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Posted 2 years ago

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The "Colored Bacon" comment was from my 10 year-old daughter when she first saw it. I think her description was fairly accurate. The strips are curled under, horizontal raised texture and misshaped, they do look a little like colored bacon.
The metal housing and electric work look somewhat old, my uneducated guess is 60s or 70s.
The glass strips are about 1/4 thick, 21& 1/2" wide by 5 & 1/4" tall. They are held in place by brass button screws to the metal housing that has been painted :o( leaving no identifying marks.
The rubber washers seen around the button screws were purchased and placed there by me, as the glass was chipping from metal on glass on metal.
I purchased it today for a few bucks in a fairly wealthy part of Western Michigan, along Lake Michigan. I had a very good feeling about this piece the moment I laid eyes on it, and have been looking for anything remotely like it for hours. Any ideas, information, help with investigating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for looking!

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Very cool!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Very cool!
  3. toolmom toolmom, 2 years ago
    Thanks, I think so too... Wish I could find anything out about it :o(
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Murano glass? Sorry just don't know. Primary colors. Can you overlap colors?
  5. toolmom toolmom, 2 years ago
    @AmberRose, Yes the colors do overlap. I'm not sure if they're in the correct order, but the way I set them up seemed to fit. There seems to be a reason for the size, shape and colors, I just can't figure it out. The yellow color has a very faint hue of purple on the outer edges and the piece is bigger than the blue and red. The glass has a texture to it on the front surface and semi-smooth on the back. Where the glass bends on the ends, there are definite lines and these are more prominent on the red piece. I'm now wondering if there's a way to take only one layer of paint off at a time, in hopes to reveal a signature or mark of any kind, but that is just one more question to the many I already have.
  6. toolmom toolmom, 2 years ago
    I meant to say, "remove paint from the metal housing" not the glass... there's no paint on the glass.
  7. toolmom toolmom, 2 years ago
    So, I broke down and paid $10 for an appraisal from "Valuemystuff.com." I'm not sure how reputable this site is, but it was worth the $10 if it gets me closer to figuring out anything about the artist behind this very cool piece.
    Here's what they said,
    "Description:A Higgins glass style polychrome wall light,
    Your item's measurements:
    Height: 14.75 inches, Width / Diameter: 22.25 inches Depth: 4 inches
    Item Date: circa 1965
    Valued: $600 - $800
    Our expert's additional comments:
    This is inspired by Higgins Glass, which was in turn inspired by murano glass from the 1950s."
    I'm just using this as more information, not necessarily as a "Mystery Solved." They quoted "inspired by Higgins Glass" because I have no signature or hallmark, so I emailed Higgins a few questions, but I was pleased to at least find this much out about my light.

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