The desire for lighting at Christmas has been around for hundreds of years. Perhaps beginning with Martin Luther's introduction of the candle lit tree to his family. During the early years, melted wax supported candles on tree branches; then came tin candle clips and candle enclosures of assorted styles.
Our collection features of three rarely found designs today -- paper lanterns, celluloid and metal'foldup' lanterns and molded glass fairy lights. Made of glass in the era from 1820 to about 1920 in America, England, Austria or France; the very first use of glass used for lights is attributed to pieces made in the 1770s by Baron Stiegel of. Authenticatable as a real antique and not a reproduction.
Used to illuminate exterior walkways, light trees at Christmas and serve as window sill and mantle candle lights. Wire was attached to the top for hanging purposes - rare to find today with perhaps original wire. Light was provided by either candles or oil an water. Three standards affect rarity: pattern, col.
Or and shape - the white milk glass makes this item rare and special. Pattern is diamond quilted outside with inside texture; the glass is fairly light in weight, fire polished top edge is not ragged; has nice surface and shape uniformity. Height is 3.5 inches.Condition is nearly perfect (one very small abraded spot) and perfectly beautiful! Please contact for additional details or information. Be sure to view other items in our store Evergreen Emporium.
The item "ANTIQUE 1800-1920 CHRISTMAS LIGHTING WHITE MILK GLASS FAIRY LIGHT OUTSTANDING" is in sale since Tuesday, October 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Lights".us4" and is located in Afton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.