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Posted 6 years ago


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This ceiling light was given to my Dad in the 1960s when he cleaned out an older lady's basement, but we're not sure if it is actually stained glass or what. We think it is from the 1940s or 1950s. It looks like it could have been used over a pool table. Can you give me any hints as to the value of it or if it is glass? There are some cracks in it and there is one small piece missing. Thank you!

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  1. vivian, 6 years ago
    What a surprise! I am looking to solve a mystery of a hanging lamp and your lamp looks very much like the one I'm researching. Check out my lamp on this site if you like, perhaps we can shed some light on each other's lamp.
  2. SueGilday, 5 years ago
    I have this exact same lamp. It's has been in my family for at least 65 years. I'm trying to figure out who the company that made it might be. It came from Maryland when I inherited it. Anyone know anything about it?
  3. vivian, 5 years ago
    Interesting, the lamp my mother-in-law had was sold with the house so I removed the picture. My mother-in-law's lamp looked almost exactly like lindakm and sue's lamp but her's didn't have the little 'skirt' thing at the top. After much research, I found out it's not a Tiffany. I sent the photos and details to the lady who I call the 'Queen of Tiffany'. She is on the antiques roadshow and is an expert on Tiffany. ( don't have her name right here but can find it) She says it's not a Tiffany. Do use a magnifying glass and look at every square inch along the brim and inspect the thing that attaches it to the ceiling as sometimes there is a maker's mark there. Look inside it if you can. Look up different maker's marks. The mother-in-law's lamp was in Ontario, Canada on Lake Superior for at least 60 years. The original folks who had the lamp were antique dealers and the lamp was left in their house when it was sold to my mother-in-laws parents. Mother-in-law is now 92 years old. The lamp IS stained glass. I learned that over the years stained glass will take on a texture that sounds and looks like plastic so don't be fooled by those who say it's plastic. It is stained glass. Perhaps someone can tell you if it's lead or foil that holds the pieces together. A good artist will know. Hearing that your lamp was at one time in Maryland, and -in-law's was in Ontario, Canada, I suggest concentrating your research in the states. Please keep me posted on your findings.

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