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is this a Fairy lamp top??

Post by Jayne S. on Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:26 am

I have a fancy Vaseline glass piece which I think is for a Fairy lamp...........??

Not sure where I can post a photo.........
is there anyone I can send it to??

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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:30 am

Hi, I would be happy to help you post a photo. You can you email the photo to me at jimsapp7@msn.com and I'll post it for you.

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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:45 am

Here is Jayne's photo.



Any thoughts?

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Post by Jayne S. on Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:50 pm

Very nice!

thanks,,,,,,,,,,

now for a reply...........


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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:48 pm

Jane,

This type of open floral shades are always difficult to identify for certain. As you might know, there are many styles similar to yours that are designed for gas and electric lighting. There are, however, some similar designs specifically make for candle lamps. Most, if not all, are Bohemian. The following is a page from a c.1905 Carl Hosch catalog that shows a few typical examples. None, however, are quite like yours.


If your shade was made for a gas or electric lamp, it would have had a "waisted" fitter. However, there are some floral shades that do not have a "waisted" fitter, but most do. Below are a few gas or electric shades from a Kralik catalog. The vintage is unknown but is assumed to be early 1900's. You can easily see how the "fitter end" differs from yours.


My best quess is that your shade was intended for a candle lamp and had a matching or complimentary colored base.

Given that you do not have the correct base, I think your shade would look very nice on clear pedestal base as shown below. (If your size is right approvimately 2.25")


I am sorry that I could not provide a more difinitive reply. Perhaps others can be of more help.

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Post by Jayne S. on Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:25 pm

Oh,,,,What Beautiful pieces!!!

I like your suggestion!

only to find such a base!????

it does have a base diameter of 2-5/8"


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Post by Admin on Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:56 pm

2 5/8" will be pretty tight for this style of pedestal. 2 1/2" is about the maximum diameter it will take.

They come up for auction periodically on eBay and a search for "fairy lamp" will usually find them. There are several different styles available and the diameters may vary slightly. Be sure to check with the seller before buying one. They usually go for any where from $25 - 50. Occassionally, a bit higher.

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Post by Mayheyde on Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:39 pm

wow cyclops
the picture looks very beautiful, Very Happy .

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Post by jnopoinsett on Tue May 04, 2010 8:00 am

I just found a pair of shades very similar to the original post. Mine have a pale pink glass collar and lower petals, and olive green upper petals. The outside measurement of the collar is 2 1/8". The pink petals are tooled with "veins" while the green ones have a single "fold" down the length.




It is interesting how these never seem to show up with their original bases. I did find this single, olive green-with-clear base from the same collection, but, the base is too small to fit the floral shades.

I agree that the ones with a straight collar are for candle lamps rather than electric. Thanks for looking,
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