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Recent activity107894 of 181915F.W. Ingmire PhotographHerman A. Kähler (1839-1974), Næstved / Denmark ca.1920
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Posted 6 years ago


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I hope that someone will be able to help me identify the maker of this shade. It was a market purchase a few months ago and I have been unable to find out what fitting it should have. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I like the bell tone when it is resounds for quite a while.
I suspect it is English, but perhaps it is American. Most of the lamps in Australia came from Britain, Bohemia or the US.
I like the combination of decoration: threading, cutting and acid etching.

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  1. cindyjune cindyjune, 6 years ago
    Beautiful shade! I have a cast iron lamp and am trying to figure out what shade goes with it!
  2. Paul, 6 years ago
    Your shade appears to be cut glass, and most likely would have been a shade to a gas chandelier. The earlier shades had narrow bases like this, later bases were wider.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Hi Paul! Thanks for the info. It has cut decoration as well as threading and acid etching too! Any idea about country of origin? I still don't know which side is up, if that makes sense?
    Mnay thanks again.
  4. Paul71 Paul71, 6 years ago
    Difficult to ascertain country of origin, but I can tell you that the ruffled edge is the top.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thanks again Paul.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68!
  7. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Hi vetraio50
    first of all : Nice name !
    I like this shade .
    Probably from a gas light It seam really cut-glass and by a good Hand . I look on some old catalog if there is some like this ... you never know .
    By now Heppy Easter from Italy !!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Ciao Hornet (Alberto)!
    Buona Pasqua a te ed i tuoi!
    La ringrazio tanto per i commenti e spero che trovi questi cataloghi!

  9. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Ciao Vetraio.
    Grazie e Buona Pasqua a tutti voi .
    Di seguito i link di questo catalogo della ditta Elettra di Milano del 1920 con dei vetri molto simili al tuo .
    a presto.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Ti ringrazio Alberto! Non ho mai sentito di questa ditta. A piu' presto!
  11. Hornet Hornet, 6 years ago
    Potrebbe anche trattarsi di un vetro per i lumini che mettevano sul comodino chiamati in Francia "Veilleuse" in Inglese si chiamano "Whimsey" . Ma non sono sicuro .
    a presto , Ciao .
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks packrat-place!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!!!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS !!!!!!!!

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