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Posted 2 years ago

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Alfredo
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Pic. 1. Let's start with 4 Krasno shades in different colors and shapes. I had a problem. When upright, the rose shaped shades left too much of the bulb exposed. I needed a taller shade.

Pic. 2: So I tried combining them with other Krasno shades and, to my amazement, they stacked up as if they belonged together, covering the exposed bulb.

Pic. 3: where I had 2" tall shades, now I have bicolor 4.5" tall shades. By the way, Krasno and Kralik shades do not fit each other!

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  1. Hornet Hornet, 2 years ago
    Hello, Alfredo. always delicious things.
    I believe that the 2 Shades can not be combined together. and there is the possibility of combining with two bulbs bifferent.
    http://s17.postimage.org/96uh2nvpr/DSC_0079.jpg
    I have this shades in yellow but is France and mount "Baionet" BULB.
    By the way . just for speaking .
    Ciao .
    Albert
  2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Al, try using those small round night light bulbs. They have a full-size base on them, but are low wattage (7.5 Watts, I think) so they won't produce much heat. Also, look at the LED bulbs, which tend to be smaller. If you can find one that is small enough to hide within the shade, it will produce little if any heat, will last for years, and will use only pennies in electricity per year.
  3. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    I use 25 watt frosted "flame" bulbs with all my shades. Any lower, and they do not sparkle. Any higher, horrid. I really do not worry about saving electricity. The shades are off most of the time. I LOATHE the pig-tailed new "efficient" bulbs. And I like how my shades looked together. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  4. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    AND Glass can be drilled, repaired, reconstructed, covered with ugly metal, set in cheap frames and sport fake signatures. But, apparently, it cannot be used creatively. And God forbid one puts flowers in an expensive vase! The water might stain it an spoil the . . . market value.
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    :-))))))..... so well said!...love it!...:-)
  6. Hornet Hornet, 2 years ago
    Right Al : )
  7. Hornet Hornet, 2 years ago
    Hi Alfredo
    I hope you are OK in NY ? any demage ? God Bless you
    Albert
  8. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    I think he is still without electricity, he lives in the lower 1/3 of Manhattan, the area that lost it when the substation exploded.
  9. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Alfredo just called me. He is doing OK, though he is stuck in his apartment as the elevators are out and he is unable to walk down 5 flights of stairs. There is no heat or hot water, but he has a gas cook stove, so he can boil water and heat food. They have run out of wine as well, and all the stores are closed. That seems to be the main concern at the moment. He asked if I would let everyone know about his situation. He fears that it could take more than a week to get his power back.
  10. Hornet Hornet, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the Info dlfl911 .
    Alfredo. a bottle of good Virtual ChiantiI can gladly offer.
    Take care .
    Albert
  11. jericho jericho, 2 years ago
    WOW. try stacking them all! just kidding hang in there buddy
  12. dlfd911 dlfd911, 2 years ago
    Al just called to say his power is back on. He couldn't talk very long because the batteries for his cordless phones are low from not being charged. I told him I would let people know. He may not be back online for a while. His internet (Time-Warner) is still down, but I can tell his spirits are up. And he should have working heat tonight (the temperature inside his apartment is 59 degrees)
  13. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    OK guys, thanks for thinking of Aber and me. We survived thanks to a brand new fridge that kept foods cold and/or frozen for a whole 5 days.
    By the way, I added a third layer to my stacked lamp shades!
  14. Alfredo Alfredo, 2 years ago
    As a kid, I used to love three scoop ice-cream cones: pistachio (green), tutti-frutti (pink) and rum raisin (amber). And THAT is exactly the effect of my stacked shades!
  15. Mystery229, 1 year ago
    Hello Alfredo, I love these shades! :-) Would you please tell me about these rose shades? I see lots of chandeliers with them with different variations in detail but there seem to be reproductions as well, and I do not know how to tell the authentic shades from the reproductions. Any information is so appreciated. Thanks..
  16. Alfredo Alfredo, 1 year ago
    The Czech lamp and chandelier industry has not been given the respect and study it deserves. For me, it all began when I noticed that some of my shades had the same decor as my vases. Those turned out to be PK and Kralik. Then I found a bicolor pair (frosted amber/pink) with Krashno labels like the ones at the front in the first picture, which are smaller. The other two have a more complex story, for I believe I have found an original Loetz design drawing in the same shape , which may have been executed by other companies. Please go through my posts., since I have several from my lamps and shades. By the way, the rose-shaped shades were also made in France and are still being reproduced today . . . but only in frosted white. Please write me at alfavil@aol.com for more pictures etc.

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