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    Posted 9 years ago

    Hyp-storian
    (40 items)

    I bought this (to me, absolutely gorgeous) B & H lamp about two months ago on ebay. The 8 panel slag glass shade with (bronze?) overlay is about 18 1/2 inches in diameter and looks stunning both lit and unlit. The (bronze) base with three sockets is clearly marked near the top, but not the shade, and I'm not 100% "certain" if they came together. But whether they did or didn't doesn't diminish its beauty whatsoever (for my wife and I at least).

    If anyone out there has seen one before I'd appreciate hearing more about it.

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    1. flowerrose, 9 years ago
      That is one SPLENDID lamp!
    2. inky inky, 9 years ago
      Very very nice !....:-)
    3. Hyp-storian, 9 years ago
      Thanks!
      It's really the focal point of our living room when lit- just amazing with a
      soft yellow glow. It weighs a ton too! We were very (very!) lucky to have won it, and for a reasonable price (just under $1,000 with shipping).
    4. JohannB JohannB, 9 years ago
      Hello, you have a very nice lamp. It is likely made of white metal or cast iron with a bronze patina, as many B&H lamps were. Others were brass, nickle plated or painted. I believe your shade was made by The Empire Lamp Co. They made very high quality slag glass lamps and your shade style features prominently in their catalogues. Even though I don't think that these started together, I agree with you. Both base and shade are of sufficient beauty and quality that neither detract from the other. Very beautiful, thank you for sharing it.
    5. Hyp-storian, 9 years ago
      Thank you kindly for that tip, Johann! I googled "the Empire Lamp Co. of Chicago" and saw a number of similar designs. The reason I think the B & H base is bronze (except for the foot, which is different metal) is because a magnet doesn't stick to it as it would with cast iron, and it weighs a TON.
    6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 8 years ago
      The shade looks like a Bradley & Hubbard design. I have two B & H table lamps and they are marked on the bottom of the lamp base.
    7. katsanjose, 6 years ago
      I have owned this same lamp for over 20 years. Before that, it was displayed in my grandmother's summer home since she bought the house in the 1960's. I have had it in a closet, but now I will be displaying its beauty for all to admire!

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