Posted 10 months ago
The distance from the top of the glass part of the lamp to the bottom of the metal base is about 16" and the glass top diameter is 6" x glass bottom diameter 5". It appears to be molded and flashed glass. Guessing Bohemian? It has suffered during its life and I am not sure which parts are original. I am certain that the harp, harp holder and socket have been replaced so I didn't show them. It has a new shade on it. The finial is nice, solid brass and torpedo shaped but does not seem to fit the style of this lamp. There are three parts to the glass, a cap, a body and a foot, which all match. There is a divider between the body and the foot which does not seem to match the style of the base. The color of divider and base are close, so maybe they do go together? There are four washers being used as spacers on the bottom of the divider between the foot and body. Not sure if that means that a) the glass does not belong to this lamp, b) a piece of glass is missing, c) the divider doesn't belong with the glass or d) maybe the tube for the cord inside the lamp has been replaced. I think maybe option a and/or c. The pad is missing from the bottom of the lamp and it is pretty rough. The cord is older, maybe 1950s. I think that the glass is worth saving. There are some lines inside which almost look like crackling, but I think are mold errors. It would not be a restoration, just another mutation to try to make a lamp which deserves this glass. Thoughts on this? Save it or use it for target practice?
I did find something vaguely similar identified as Bohemian here:
The cap and body seem to be identical to my lamp.
I found this in a thrift shop that I have not been to in several months but had to run an errand in the area so stopped by two or three weeks ago. The lamp did not have a price tag on it, so I asked someone and they quoted me a price of $24.99! I thanked them and passed. Today I was in the vicinity again and it was still there with no price tag, so I asked the clerk who was there today for a price and she quoted me $9.99 and I got a 25% veterans' discount so paid $8.01 for it.
First image is the restored lamp and the next three are before images.