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    Posted 7 years ago

    charliecat
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    I fell in love with lamp which I purchased at an estate sale recently. It has sustained a significant amount of damage along the way. I am tempted to make the repairs to it my self. Or should I have it professionaly repaired??? The hand carved alabaster sea shell stands about 14" high and 12" wide and 7" deep. Sitting on the front edge of the shell is a beautifully hand carved marble maiden. When lit it is magical. Can't find anything like it out there. I would like to know more before I proceed with repairs. Any ideas on how I should move forward would be appreciated. It might be worthy of expert care. thanks in advance charlie c

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Luv it, luv it (3 times). I would have it done by somebody who knows what they are doing. This is not a "crazy glue" project.
    2. charliecat, 7 years ago
      This fixture is old. Any ideas of maker is it deco period.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Have no idea, but like it!
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      Hopefully--it is Lalique--Research
    5. LuluX LuluX, 6 years ago
      It's gorgeous!
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      Oh my--leave the repairs to an expert--if it is Lalique it is a great find. Look on bottom for a signature and use a magnifying glass. He signed almost all of his glass pieces which were popular in the 1920s.
    7. charliecat, 6 years ago
      Thank you for responding, The nude is hand carved from Marble and the shell is carved from Alabaster. the wiring and socket is old. I have been holding off doing repair until I find out more. The workman ship on the carving is very fine. I will research Lalique to see if there is any possibility it might be one. charlie
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      OOOPS! I thought this was "frosted glass"--It is NOT Lalique.
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      It's my understanding that some prefer to have a piece that is damaged than to have none at all. My vote is also, don't do it.
    10. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 6 years ago
      You could cheat I suppose, if someone has never had that kind of lamp then smooth out the broken rough edges to make it look like it was made that way. Don't make look obvious that you've repaired it. I once sold a Poole Pottery plate which had a crack in it. I did this by selling it in a winter car boot sale so it was early morning and dark!

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