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Lamp Shades and Fixtures
Courtesy Camille and Glenn McClain
Courtesy Camille and Glenn McClain.

Many of the shades and fixtures are defined by pattern name and its producer. However, the square amethyst shade provided by the McClain’s would seem to be of a newer application of iridescence? Lighting fixtures of the type seen in this segment, existed well into the 1920’s for use in homes.

Shade hand- made of broken pieces of CARNIVAL GLASS
Shade hand- made of broken pieces of CARNIVAL GLASS.

The hand-made shades from broken pieces of carnival glass were found for sale at nearly every carnival glass convention well into the 1980s. Artistically inclined “creators”, such as the late Jack Hamilton would produce some very nicely made shades from donated carnival glass!

Mgld. OLYMPUS Elec. Shade-Courtesy Carl & Eunice Booker.
Marigold OLYMPUS Electric Shade.
Courtesy Carl & Eunice Booker.

Bookers found this scarce - rare electric Olympus shade and provided the photo in Sept. 2013. (Measurements: 4” high x 4 ½” large opening x 2 ½” small opening.) Origin of the pattern and a Northwood catalog page can be  found in our segment: Light and Lamp Shades - Part 1.

Celeste OXFORD BOBECHE, Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.
Celeste OXFORD BOBECHE, Courtesy Jerry & Carol Curtis.

Bobeche outside fittings such as the celeste and marigold examples shown here are from the 1920s era. They are 2 ¼” deep overall and 4 ½” diameter. Set screw positioning-on ceiling light fixture.

Amber MITERED BLOCK-12.75 in. high x approx. 17 in. diameter, and 4 in. opening.
Amber MITERED BLOCK - 12.75 in. high x
approximately 17 inch diameter and 4 inch opening.

The Amber Mitered Block sphere shaped shade remains a mystery as to the producer. It is 12 ¾” high, approx. 17” in diameter, and has a 4” opening. The Harry Northwood -The Wheeling Years-1901-1925 by Heacock, Measell, Wiggins, clearly displays a photo taken from the Corning Glass Library, showing various sizes of “SPHERES” (rounded) shades such as seen in this shade.

5.25 in. Wheel Cut DAISY Shade NUART -10 interior panels. 4.75 in scalloped base.Courtesy Mitchell Stewart
Wheel Cut DAISY Shade NUART -10 interior panels.
5.25 in. tall - 4.75 in scalloped base.Courtesy Mitchell Stewart.
Chandelier with PILLAR & DRAPE shades.-Northwood#233 LUMINA - 1914 Fenton Shade.
Left - Chandelier with PILLAR and DRAPE shades.- Northwood.
Right - #233 LUMINA - 1914 Fenton Shade.
SHEFFIELD pattern shade-NorthwoodDIAMOND & THUMBPRINT Oil Lamp.
Left - SHEFFIELD pattern shade - Northwood.
Marigold on custard-$375.-Seeck Auction-11-06
   Marigold on custard - sold for $375
at Seeck Auction in Nov. 2008.

D/D Fry, Sept. 2013

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