This is a striking pair of versatile globes/shades which display beautifully on either gas lights or oil lamps. These shades are in excellent condition - no chips cracks or scuffs. They do have the usual inclusions. But seem to be free of the air bubbles one would normally. Expected to find with glass of this age.
All rims are rough cut. The top rims are damage free.Both fitters have the usual flea bites and one shade has a small flake which is predominantly covered by its ring. Mounted on gas or oil lamps this flake is very difficult, if not impossible, to detect. One brass ring is perfect and the other has a fine crack which does not affect its integrity.
The etching is clean, consistent and extremely detailed. Personally I think they tick all the boxes..
A perfect pair, excellent condition, unusual shape, beautiful etching and versatile. Mm 5 1/2 (widest point).F 70mm 2 3/4 (without ring). T 63mm 2 7/16 (Top opening). Please view the photos carefully as they form a major part of the description. If you have any questions please contact me.
Items which need extra attention/care antiques, glass, delicate/fragile etc. I use recycled packaging as much as possible. Items can be collected from KYNETON 3444. If you are not in a hurry I may be able to organise collection from SUNBURY 3429. If this occurs I will look to you for the balance.The item "CLEAR ACID ETCHED CUPIDS GRIFFINS GAS KEROSENE OIL LAMP SHADES GLOBES PAIR (2)" is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "4evaold" and is located in Kyneton, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.