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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I had posted this here three years ago but to this day – I have never been able to find anything about this item. I thought I might post it again. I still know nothing about it and would love it anyone has anything to share, thanks! Here is my previous posting. I've had this piece for 5 years now:

    I found this item at a thrift store about two years ago. At the time I 'dry dusted' it & hung it in my hallway. I recently decided that it needed at least a cool water rinsing off and it was only then that I found the beautiful opalescent glass. It seems that it had been painted with red crafting glass paint which just rinsed away & I felt I'd discovered a whole new treasure!

    I know nothing about it – or even what it is for. The etching seems contemporary with leafy vines and small stars, but the copper fixtures, hanger, and welds, seem to be older. There isn't any kind of mark or stamp on it and there is a nut threaded onto the back that I don't think is original. I only presume that it hangs as shown here (facing downward), because of the hanger on the back.

    What really struck me the most is the glass. While clear, it is very colorful and this part is quite heavy. It doesn't seem to have a way to be wired either so I am STUMPED!

    I would like to know if this is something of value, but would also like to know anything about it: is it a decorative wall sconce, and is this something older or perhaps a more recent replica? Thanks in advance for any info on this neat piece!

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    1. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      Sorry, I don't know anything about the piece but find it very beautiful. I hope you're able to use it. [;>)
    2. VintageElle VintageElle, 6 years ago
      Thank you NevadaBlades. Nice just hanging in my hall as it is but wonder from time-to-time about "where it's been". ;)
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Turn the hanger the other way (loosen the bolt- I think you can hang either way).

      It looks handmade. I think it is just a decorative piece, made to look like a wall sconce light. Maybe it was made for a backyard play house?!

      Actually - if you hang it the way it is, and hang it on the wall over an ugly, utilitarian night light - it would improve that night light very much!
    4. VintageElle VintageElle, 6 years ago
      Thank you Celiene, I agree with you on all counts. It's in my hall which doesn't have a light to 'hide under it', but it looks like it belongs there & I like it too. Thanks for commenting.

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