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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I couldn't walk by this too many more times at a local antique shop I was visiting again today, and an employee got me into the right price range on it with my 40% off offer we settled around 37 I think off the tagged price. There was lots of paint and grime on it and it's starting to clean up nicely. I need a ceiling sconce now that has the 3 slots in it for the chains. I know another dealer with at least ten of the things, he showed me them with single and dual ceramic sockets, but he won't sell them since he restores and sells vintage light fixtures and will 'make' something out of them. But home the shade came today and happy I got the chains which were taped in place on the shade with crusty old masking tape. Goo-be-gone was the only thing I found took that dry glue off. It's a satin style uranium item with a pattern or motif I'm not familiar with as of yet. It'll be fun to find out if I can match up some table ware to this shade.

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    1. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Thanks Nicefice for the love click and the well wishes. I'm starting to conclude the pattern is named Daisy and fern which seems to have been popularized by Fenton at some time in history. I'm not so sure this is a Fenton item though.
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Very nice!!!! Love it
    3. leapingslug, 4 years ago
      Hi Collecto,
      I have been buying these and using them in my home, different patterns than yours but the same idea. I have no idea what is the proper search term or name of these to find out more about them such as when they were made. i am using them in a 1927 craftsman home, and I have no idea if they are of this time period. Do you know what they are called besides "3 chain handing lamp shade", or is that what they are called, or do you know when they were made? Thanks, Sam
    4. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Hi leapingslug. These shades seem to pop up online a lot when searched as 3 or 4 chain shades. I think it's one of those things that never got a name other than 'shade'. Nothing even coined that I'm aware of. Although it seems a single chain (and/or wire) hanging lamp shade can be called a pendulum lamp. I think the majority of these hanging shades would have been made in the USA from the 10's or 20's onward. '27 might be tough year to place an item in though without professional help from someone else. Your house might have been fitted with residual items (styling) from the Victorian era, Art Deco, or, had early versions of patterned glass shades. I'm not seeing a lot of patterned glass dated online before 1928-29. A lot seems to start late 20's-early 30's. I found a pic of what my shade may have been set up like. It might have been like this or hung in a simpler way. THANK-You everyone for the loves :)
    5. martika martika, 4 years ago
      I would love to have it in my front room.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      OMG -- Stunning!! It the last pic it on the ceiling at your Place -- A work of Art in your Home !!
    7. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      I wish. Mines packed in a box somewhere, shade and chains. I was envisioning a simple hanging of it until I saw this pic. It looks like I've got a long way to go to get it as pic 4. I was firstly wondering if it would have been set up as a single or double bulb, and pic 4 answered that question as well. Thanks for the love martika and antiquerose.
    8. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      wow,this is great!
    9. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and sweet comments everyone. Hey again leapingslug. With an avid interest I did a little more research on what might have been a 1927 type light fixture for your home, and from what I've read, porcelain (aka porcelier) flush mount type light fixtures became popular from the late 20's to the end of the war. Some where fancy and sported nice colours and where considered more hygienic as they popularized. The home owner/builder might have had some of these modern at the time fixtures in the bathroom or kitchen in your home, or possibly not. Otherwise it appears they may have been metal like these late Victorian/deco styles like in this link. I think your home was built right in the crossover era of the 20's to modernized lighting, so it might still be tough to determine what was in it originally. If it was built in '26 we could assume one style, and if built in '28 we could assume the modern advances in lighting. Maybe some other homes in the area where built at the same time and could offer a clue? Best of luck :)
    10. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful color:)

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