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Offline RAY

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monart light shade?
« on: September 30, 2012, 06:13:34 PM »
got this one today with some other glass pieces ...  it measures approx 5.5" high and 5.5" across the rim for the size its quite heavy, the rim has been cut and polished, the black marks/streaks are in the glass

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 08:29:51 PM »
Hi Ray,I am fairly certain it is not Monart (IMHO). The reasons I believe it is not Monart are, first it is not in the Monart lighting catalogue (see link). The inner is wrong as most of Monart light shades were acid etched to help defuse the light, the colours just don't look right and Monart never fire polished their rims.

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBFVL9y
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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 09:43:15 PM »
thanks gary ... the rim has not been fire polished just ground polished if you know what i mean.... by look at the drawing in your link wonder if it could be an unfinished drop pendant the 4th one along on the top row , but i trust your expert eye on monart .. so i will keep looking at other possibility's where do i start lol
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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 08:15:26 AM »
One possibility is the fake Monart lamps that appeared in 1990s.
http://www.ysartglass.com/Ysart/Fake%20Ysart%20Glassware.htm.
The image below is (IMHO) a fake Monart mushroom lamp sold at my local auction house a couple of years ago, the shade looks very similar to your one.
Gary


Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 01:25:19 PM »
My guts are with you on this one, Gary.
Something just "not quite right" for Monart.
It would still be a lovely thing lit. Good lighting is always popular, no matter who made it.
Cheers, Sue (M)

“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 09:54:07 AM »
Below is an photo of shade 4 (quote from Ray,"by look at the drawing in your link wonder if it could be an unfinished drop pendant the 4th one along on the top") and the sizes that particular shade was made in. Your shade seems to be more bullet shaped.
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Bonhams auction house.
Gary



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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 09:58:05 AM »
dribble - one of my favourite colourways - beautifully illustrated by this shape - and even more glorious lit!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 10:11:41 AM »
It is an exquisite lamp shade in a lovely colour way, but some very major cracks in it or I would have made a bid for it.
Gary


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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 10:49:08 AM »
Major cracks means affordable, Gary.  ::)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: monart light shade?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 05:57:51 PM »
It never even got a bid on due to the damage, there was 3 major cracks on the bottom which were right through all layers of the glass and once lit the cracks would be even more pronounced. I am not sure how long it would stay in one piece.
Gary

 

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