Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!
Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!

Author Topic: Saint Louis Berger Lampe  (Read 298 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1330
Saint Louis Berger Lampe
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:21:01 PM »
I actually searched this before posting & of all things found its twin on a older Baccarrat site. Saint Louis Crystal Forme G, Bleue (their French spelling). I read through the Saint Louis section & saw they made Berger Lamps starting in 1927 & my question is....is this an earlier one from that time period or maybe the 30s? I know it puts to shame in quality terms 99% of the Berger lamps I saw when researching...thats Ken


Offline Ivo

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 7419
  • Gender: Male
    • old website
Re: Saint Louis Berger Lampe
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:56:13 PM »
There are hundreds of different ones in all kinds of quality - it is a collector field in itself (in France and the US).  Yours seems to be missing its stone and have a wick instead? I am sure the original parts can still be supplied.
Sorry no clue as to when it was made.
Ivo
► BLUE HENRY ◄
 New Book: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Blue Glass Sputum Flask

all texts and pictures (c) Ivo Haanstra.


Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1330
Re: Saint Louis Berger Lampe
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 11:56:21 PM »
Thanks Ivo I appreciate it. Unfortunately I don't know what a stone is? The wick is strange as when I got it only maybe an 1/8" was showing & I had a devil of a time getting it to lengthen & then I found that three tiny copper wires were woven into the sides of the wick that I guess aided a very tight fit for the wick. Just watched a video on these lamps & now know what a stone is...may have to get one. Ken


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9395
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
Re: Saint Louis Berger Lampe
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 03:30:51 PM »
Going by the brass which was presumably plated too I would think a 30s date not unreasonable. More likely than post WW2.
Frank A.
Please help preserve glass web-sites for posterity by donating to The Glass Study Association a non-profit organisation.
Scotland's Glass - Ysart Glass
Glass Zoo - Glass Study.COM
Commercial Czech


Offline Ohio

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1330
Re: Saint Louis Berger Lampe
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 05:29:08 PM »
Thanks Frank I appreciate your opinion. Ken

 

This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand


This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand