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Solved mystery items2516 of 5580Old B&O RR tag Garrett In #784Black plate with staples
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Posted 2 years ago


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Same sale as the last lamp but waited until today for the lower pricing and it was still there!

It has a cut glass base that has more of an orange appearance than amber. The main body of the vase has the appearance of onyx but is not cold like you would expect that stone to be. Also, around the widest point of the "onyx" body, there is a seam that is not so much visible as it is noticable to the touch. The "onyx" is off-white with orange, brown and yellow marbling.

The alacite lamp that was posted previously had me wondering about the body of this one... it feels very similar but I don't see anything like this one on the Aladdin lamp site.

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  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    This looks like a Houze Armanglas lamp .Very nice !
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
  3. SheeshVintage SheeshVintage, 2 years ago
    Hedgewalker... I believe you are correct again! YOU are the lamp afficianado! :) Thank you!
  4. SheeshVintage SheeshVintage, 2 years ago
    Oh, and thank you walksoftly and mustangtony for the love!
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The pink base has been replaced and is not original to the lamp. In Canada and in the U.S. the glass was generally always called acro-agate glass. The colors were put in the mold as the glass was hot, so no 2 pieces are exactly the same. I used to sell a lot of lamps, particularly the airplane lamps and clown lamps that are pictured in the link above. Generally it was very popular in the early 1950's.;_ylt=A0PDoXpVV4BSRwQAlD7tFAx.;_ylu=X3oDMTFxbW9nYWNsBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAMzZmZjNGQ5ZmU2NGZjN2IzNWM2YTVkMWNhOTgxZGI0ZQRncG9zAzQ-?
    They are sometimes called onyx glass and some other names :

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