One of the better table lamps I’ve ever seen – it was cut by the Chicago Cut Glass company and is shown proudly in one of their trade-advertisements from 1908 (see the last photo). Most lamps come in at around 15″ tall, so one this large is quite rare. This exact piece was for sale at the ACGA Portland convention for $5400.
The pattern of this lamp features a large cross of cane that meet larger diamond shaped hobstars and crosshatching. In the very center of the dome, there is a crossing of multiple bands of cane which form an 8-point star. The rest of the pattern on the shade features a large, tear-drop shaped vesicas featuring a huge deeply cut hobstar framed by notched prism. The base of the lamp is cut with the same cane as the top and then another notched prism vesica containing crosshatching and a hobstar. The neck of the piece is stair cut and fluted and notched.
The lamp is in extremely good condition, with only a few tiny flakes in the cutting. I have recently had the metal professionally re-plated so it’s in shiny/good condition. The only issue (if you want to consider it that) is that one of the metal chains to pull on the light is slightly shorter than the other. This is visible in the seventh photo. The lamp measures an impressive 22 1/2″ tall and 12″ wide. The dome is practically a punch bowl in size measuring 12″ wide and 6″ tall. Lamps of this size and quality are seldom seen or offered in this price range.
Company: Chicago Cut Glass
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