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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2013, 10:55:49 AM »
And thank-you too, Bernard!  :)
While I was up there, I checked my chains and fittings and found them to be of the same design as you describe- so I assume they are the originals too - something I didn't know before (although I suspected it).

Our shade has been in constant use since we bought it - many, many moons ago, from Alsretro's brick and mortar shop here and long before I knew anything about glass at all. It was just an instant "must have" for our home as soon as I laid eyes on it. Michael was less keen, the problem being "pink", but as soon as he saw how well it functions and how good it looks lit (a lot less pink!) he was won over.
I've even bought another (probably French) pink ceiling plafont with roses and a deco design since then, for another room, but it's not nearly as lovely as the Jobling.

Are you going to use yours?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2013, 05:41:19 PM »
Are you going to use yours?

Sue — Unlikely.   We already have an amazing vintage Holophane spaceship in our back (living) room, and a reasonable quality easy-to-maintain 1980s fitting in the front room, bought and installed by me before I discovered glass.   Also Jobling would be at its best with a slightly higher ceiling — ours is only 8' 6" (late Victorian inn yard slum clearance terrace).

It is sat sitting on the table behind me, and every time I look at it the WOW factor increases.    I rarely see such brilliant design.   The last piece I can remember with a similar five star and increasing WOW factor was my Manchester Anvil Inkstand.

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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2013, 03:00:35 AM »
...   While I was up there, I checked my chains and fittings and found them to be of the same design as you describe- so I assume they are the originals too - something I didn't know before (although I suspected it).   ...

Sue — I've checked Baker & Crowe and other material I have, and can find no evidence that Jobling added "standard" fittings to their lighting bowls and supplied them wholesale as sets.   I am sure that Jobling supplied the drilled bowls wholesale to lighting specialists who added their own fittings and sold them on, wholesale and/or retail.

As to whether my hooks, chains and ceiling rose are the originals that were supplied and fitted with the bowl in the 1930s, I'm reasonably confident that they are, but I bought them from a lighting specialist, not from a house clearance dealer known to me, so I can't be certain.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 10:33:51 AM »
Our fittings came with the shade when we bought it from Alister. I had to soak all the flower-shaped ferrules and screws in minced onion for a few days to remove the rust and get them all working again.

Some time ago (years) Christine gave me some info. which included a copy of the original sale prices for these shades. When converted for devaluation, they were about a month's wages to buy new. (I don't know where that info. currently is to provide the reference, sorry.)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 12:32:49 PM »
[Baker and Crowe I think  ;) ]


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Re: Pink round bowl with roses - ID = Jobling
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2013, 12:37:07 PM »
Thanks!  :-*

So you should be able to see this for yourself, Bernard. A luxury item indeed.  :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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