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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I bought two of these glass lamp shades probably about 15 years ago at an auction near my Mom's house. They have been in her basement since. I went to visit her last week and cannot believe I forgot about these beauties! I'm at a loss as to their age or origin........anybody have any thoughts??!

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      I have some globe lamps from the 1950's, but nothing a grand looking as these. Wish I could help you out on these, but they're not my area of expertise. Someone on CW will be able to help you though.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I'm gonna start out with European. Definitely European. And GORGEOUS!!
    3. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      My gut says Danish or Scandinavian? Somewhere in the Nordic region. Swiss? Alpine? I could be wrong! Black Forest? They make me want to Yodel... VERY interesting shape. SO beautiful!
    4. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      They are missing their crystal pendants. I wonder if they were clear or pink?
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Try this link,
    6. btrue, 4 years ago
      Thanks all so much for the comments!!
      And thanks, sklo42 for the link......sure does look alot like my piece!! This gives me a whole different avenue to look into.
      Celiene - I think pink crystals on this would be so pretty!.

      I will update anything else I find out.
      Thanks again and have a great Friday!
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I vote for the pink drops too! I would have never thought of that! I think Celiene is right about the area, sounds right! And so funny too...can I join the Yodel session? lol
    8. btrue, 4 years ago
      Definitely Bohemian overlay! Now the big question is - lampshade or compote!?
    9. btrue, 4 years ago
      Hi all. I am hoping to get some ideas on this one. Do I have it upside down?? The more I look at it - I think it may be a compote as in the link sklo42 shared. I am so confused!!
    10. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      The link I posted was just to show you something else in the type of glass of your lampshade. This type of glass came in virtually any thing that could be made of glass, so why not a lampshade. It was expensive because once made it required work by cutters to create the 'windows'. Then it would pass on to gilders, painters or enamelers, according to the design.

      This style of glass was made by a number of Bohemian manufacturers over a long period of time and was a high end product. They appear for sale on ebay and that may be your best way of seeing more.
    11. btrue, 4 years ago
      Thank you sklo42! Your link did help me to find the origin and type of glass this is. I so appreciate that help! I guess I'm just perplexed about its function because it does look more like the compote in your link than anything else I can find on ebay or the internet. Would you be able to tell me if compotes would have a base that is 'open' like this would be?
    12. btrue, 4 years ago
      Well, I think I've finally got this figured out. I found a couple of listings on ebay for bohemian overlay chandeliers. These two pieces I have both look identical in shape to the top portion of the chandeliers. Not sure what to do with them now...! But at least I know what they are! :-)
      Thanks sklo42 for your help!
    13. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Sorry I missed your comment @11
      A comport is just a bowl on a pedestal. They were common in the 18th/19th century and used for serving stewed fruit. In French 'compote' means stewed fruit and 'compotier' is the bowl. The words got muddled down the years. I've never seen an 'open' comport, as yours would be, and with the history of the word I doubt they exist.

      Why not follow a few ebay listings to get a feel for their worth and then decide. You do have a pair which usually makes lampshades/chandeliers more valuable.

      Most people here like to help.....we've all been helped by someone at some point :)

    14. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
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    16. btrue, 4 years ago
      sklo42 - thank you for the information - i just so love this group here! You are all so wonderful to share your knowledge! I'm having a field day here going through things! I will think about what to do with these......
      TallCakes - Yep - those are what I had seen!! Thank you! Wasn't sure about how to share the links!

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