Captivating vintage Art Deco white opal glass / milk glass lady lamp
This truly beautiful lamp is an amazing survivor from the Art Period, and in 45+ years of active collecting this is the only example that I have seen. The information at my disposal regarding this piece is scant. It is my understanding that it was produced by Laboratoire (a factory unknown to me) and the pattern is: Issue Nombre. I have no further information. Opal glass is produced by adding various opacifiers such as tin dioxide or bone ash for example, and antimony compound to a melted glass batch. Later known as Milk Glass in USA, opal glass was first produced by the Venetians in the 16. Century and was reserved for wealthy. Once it has cooled, opal glass takes on the appearance and the characteristics of fine white porcelain ceramic, however as can be seen with this lamp, the glass reveals its true identity, when it is lit from within. It is an exceptionally tactile piece, and the moulded details of a young girls face are truly exquisite. Further decorative features of pure Art Deco styling have been used upon the head-scarf or shawl that drapes over the girls hair.
The resulting effects are breathtakingly beautiful, and the eye-catching appeal is timeless. The metal lamp base itself is totally original as intended at date of manufacture. It is secured to the lamp-shade as is also intended, and the electrical light-bulb fitting is also of the same vintage. The fitting, simply clips in or out of the lamp shade with ease and is held securely in place by its metal spring-like action (the lamp-bulb is not included in this sale).
The wire flex, the on/off switch and the two-pin plug are also entirely vintage original and in fabulous working order, and as for the opal glass lamp shade, theres not even the slightest of defects or damage whatsoever. This gorgeous lamp is an absolute gem for your investment. Please do not pay for this item before receiving my invoice.
Any other items shown in my photographs are not included. I will endeavour to answer any enquiries within 24 hours. The item "Captivating vintage Art Deco white opal glass / milk glass lady lamp" is in sale since Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Date-Lined Glass\Art Deco (c. The seller is "ritzy" and is located in Lowestoft. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Glassware Type: Functional Art Glass
- Object Type: Electrical Lamp
- Maker: Unkown
- Style: Art Deco
- Glassmaking Technique: Mould Blown Glass
- Type of Glass: Opal Glass / Milk Glass
- Colour: Opaque White Glass
- Country of Origin: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original