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    Posted 6 months ago

    Russell117
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    I try to imagine what the original shade for this lamp would be. The bottom cup has impressed on the inside in caps - "Trademark Cricklite Clarke's" . This firm had a variety of British and Euro glass makers that manufactured the shades for them. Samuel Clarke only made the candles that sat inside. I don't know who pressed the clear cups for them either. Perhaps someone might know their origin? The candle skirt is a tight fit and it has been acid polished over all surfaces. It is a pink satin cranberry which is darker near the ruffles and dies away towards the bottom. You will note that there is a centre hole at the bottom which gives you an idea how wide the candle was - approx. 3 cms wide. The glass is quite thick on the bottom of the skirt [5 mm] which would have protected it from the candle heat. The cup is 9 cms wide and the pink skirt is 14 cms wide. The skirt, when sat inside the cup, is 6.5 cms high. Made from 1885 onwards. Now to find that missing shade!

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