I just hoped the lamp would work better as a functional item. But the glass looks far more impressive out of the lamp.
Whatever you do, don't be tempted to break up the lamp for the glass! :lol:
I think the point of these lamps is that they're only supposed to light up the glass, rather than the space around around them, with some effectiveness as a downlighter. It would be displayed best hung at eye-level over a sideboard or small dining table.
You can buy elongated bulbs from specialist lighting shops which would probably better show off the glass via back-lighting.
Fantastic find - I wish I had one... or two!