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Victorian threaded glass Clarke Fairy lamp

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This Victorian fairy lamp is made from a single layer of blue glass, with applied trailed threaded decoration in opaque white over a ribbed dome & cup. The whole item has a satin finish, & measures 13.5 cm tall, 4.7 cm across the opening on top of the dome, & 4.7 cm across the base. The inner part of the lamp cup measures 9 cm across. There is an acid etched marking inside the cup, which reads CLARKE'S PATENT "FAIRY". Most likely of English origin.

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      lovely piece IronLace the colouring and threading superb magic !!!!!!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      The work in these fairy lights amazes me, and this is a stunner. Do you ever put a votive in them? I can imagine they are gorgeous lit.
    3. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, MALKEY!
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      I have tried it in the past with other fairy lamps - until I read that modern candles burn far hotter than the original Victorian ones - which can cause a risk of cracking.
      So not for this one - but from what I've seen from those I lit in the past, they do look stunning.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Ah, don't want to damage them!! Maybe those naf battery tealights might be better.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      That is a good idea - should give it a try sometime...

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