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Fairy Lamp - Clarke Model 212 "Twisted" Verre Moiré"

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Posted 5 years ago


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I have posted a few photos to illustrate the glass design "Twisted" Verre Moiré" aka: "Twisted Nailsea" and Clarke's model 212 fairy lamp, c. 1890. The shade second from the left. clearly shows the glass design. The catalog page in the center illustrates Clarke's model 212 in the same pattern with a matching "floral bowl." The right example illustrates the more common "Nailsea-type" in a common blue color.

These "bowls" were used as fairy lamp bases to hold floral arrangements. Moss was placed in the bottom of the bowl and flowers were inserted into it. Of course, not many modern day fairy lamp collectors use the design in that manner today.

The first photo belongs to a friend of mine. It took him many years to find the matching base.



  1. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Looks a little bit familiar!.....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    So, inky, now you need to find the other two matching pieces! Good luck! I reckon it's a definite possibility.
  3. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Vetraio think maybe in Vinny's?....Can't imagine how beautiful they would have looked with the moss and flowers in the bottom and then light up. Just the bowl alone is sooooo! beautiful........:-)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    You've been lucky to get the expert to show you the total story. I agree it would be amazing! Thanks IMASapp! And thanks CW!
  5. lass lass, 5 years ago
    Thank you for showing.
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
    Fantastic ! I just love CW it has brought so much knowledge from so many fields to one place and with such a great feeling behind it all !!
    Thank You IMASapp for sharing your knowedge .
  7. Lustrousstone Lustrousstone, 2 years ago
    Thanks for your facebook help earlier. I can answer who made the "Twisted" Verre Moiré" aka: "Twisted Nailsea" and Clarke's model 212 fairy lamp, c. 1890.
    See here and scroll to the end,46838.0.html

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