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Loetz PG 6893 rubin shade on Austrian bronze boudoir lamp

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    Posted 2 years ago

    Sammyz
    (93 items)

    Some of you may have recently seen this boudoir lamp up for auction. It looked forlorn and pretty neglected. Many people commented that it appeared to be a poor marriage of disparate components. Upon arrival it was loose, bent out of shape and very dirty. With a little TLC and lots of Q-tips, the finish is in great condition and the shade is sitting properly and right-side up. Both the shade and base are original.

    What I ended up with is a very cute cold-painted bronze lamp depicting a red lotus flower and leaves. The PG 6893 shade is not common and was made for this lamp. It does not have a fitter rim like most shades, but instead has a straight shank often found on upright facing oil lamp shades. The finish on the leaves is intact and they are well executed in the manner of several products made for Bakalowits. They commissioned several similar shades, all in PG 6893.

    The only negative about this little gem is that it is missing its finial. I suspect that it was either bronze or rubin glass in the shape of a lotus bud. I intend to have one made to complete the lamp and will re-wire also. The shade is 6" x 4" and has 8 ruffles.

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    Comments

    1. Shuzbut Shuzbut, 2 years ago
      this is sweet nice job on it as well clean it up and chasing down the history on it ...H. E .
    2. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 years ago
      Thank Shuzbut! Glad you like it. It was worth saving...!
    3. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 2 years ago
      How wonderful that you saved the lamp! It is a beauty, Sammyz!
    4. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 years ago
      Thanks Michelle! It's a very petite and quaint little lamp.
    5. bohemianglassandmore bohemianglassandmore, 2 years ago
      Very pretty and unusual!
    6. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 years ago
      Thanks Warren! Of course, the color is much more an intense ruby than the pinkish shown in the pic...

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