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Victorian satin glass fairy lamp dome - pulled loop pattern (Nailsea type)

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Victorian art glass217 of 479Victorian pulled loop & machine threaded glass salt - possibly Stuart & SonsVictorian herringbone satin glass vase with enameled decoration
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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (644 items)

    Found on my birthday, this Victorian fairy lamp dome is made from pale blue glass with a pulled loop pattern in white. The pattern is referred to as "Nailsea" after early 19th C glassware with similar pulled loop designs made in the town of that name. This piece is most likely a product of one of the major Stourbridge manufacturers such as Thomas Webb & Sons or Stevens & Williams.
    This dome measures 9 cm tall, 9.3 cm across the base, & the hole at the top is 3 cm wide. It has a smooth satin finish & requires an appropriately sized candle cup to complete it. The cups are hard to find, so I'll probably be searching for a while, but who could pass up a fairy lamp dome for $10, on their birthday? :-)

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    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Happy Birthday! and beautiful find.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, valentino97!
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Yes! Happy birthday fellow Arian!!! ;) Gorgeous piece
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It was meant to be. A gift from an unknown source!
    5. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Same to you, shareurpassion...isn't April a great month! :-)
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Indeed, racer...the universe rewards in mysterious ways...
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I love everything about this, looks shye with its soft colors but has this very eyecatching pattern! So cool!
    8. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Elisabethan, that is a lovely description!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      You are welcome :)
      Just curious: do you use your vases or is that a no no as a collector? I collect vintage and antique jewelry and use mine (only one piece at the same time) but maybe that is a bit different from collecting glass vases.
    10. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Generally I don't use them, but I do use some vintage ceramic pieces (they're more robust). If I have cut flowers then we have plain, modern vases that don't compete visually with the flowers, as Victorian art glass tends to be so fancy that it doesn't need extra embellishment.
    11. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      This is beautiful!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, raven3766!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      I see, thanks for answer. That makes sence :)

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