Featured ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE SLAG GLASS LAMP SHADE? NAME OF SHAPE?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by journeymagazine, Dec 6, 2017 at 5:37 AM.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Active Member

    I bought this beauty from a little old lady's yard sale for only $30. She said it's been hers for decades.
    Should I call it a antique or vintage?
    What is the shade's shape called? My first thought was "tulip" but that was just stream of thought first impression.
    I appreciate any help.
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  2. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Looks very 1970 to me.
    greg
     
  3. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    The cloth covered wire looks pre WW2 to me I would say 1920s-30s. The glass type is called cathedral by the makers and stained glass by hobbyists. It is the type used in stained glass windows. Today some call it slag which refers more often
    \to molded shapes rather than sheet glass.
     
  4. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    It's a shame it has the broken glass and the bent-out lead came, it would be expensive to fix :(
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that cloth covered wire...original to the lamp.....dates it..to the 50's , or 60's............;):p
     
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    That cloth covered wire is plastic covered at the core so probably 50s-60s. Still being used in fixtures from that era, while phased out as lamp cords.
     
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  7. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Brad,
    Thanks I thought I was losing it.
    greg
     
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  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Active Member

    It's not glass, like stained glass ...glass, but like...slag glass! Does that make a difference?
    What is that shape? I could not find another like it - hoping the sleuths here could!
     
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  9. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Many glass artisans prefer the term "leaded glass" because "stained glass" is sort of a misnomer. Most of the glass windows and lamps one sees are leaded, but do not involve any "staining," a term reserved for images painted on the glass and then fired before assembly. So I'd actually call this a "leaded-glass shade" without mentioning the particular type of glass.
    Many glass artisans are quite good at restoration, and it isn't as pricey as you might think. If you have a glass shop or artisan in your area it might be worth taking this to them for an estimate.
     
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Suspect some non-Tiffany shades of this type have been represented as favrile glass.
     
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  11. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Active Member

    favrile? They almost has a plastic feel to the glass - not brittle like real glass
     
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  12. George Nesmith

    George Nesmith Well-Known Member

    They may be plastic try the hot pin test. Pittsburgh Plate Glass and Libby Owens Ford called this glass Cathedral Glass after the windows in cathedrals. I worked for PPG in the 50's
     
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  13. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I haven’t seen LOF mentioned anywhere in a long time.
    I know who they are. :)
    Family must be billionaires.
     
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