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Offline Ohio

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Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« on: November 07, 2012, 04:44:39 PM »
Got this yesterday. It had been in storage for 50 years. According to his daughter the fellow bought it in late 50s & his wife had him remove it after a month because members of her bridge club thought the scenes were a bit much. 19" height (glass only) 9" diameter, Lucite base, 14 lbs weight. Scenic panel 4" width & scenes do not repeat. A bit guady I know. I think its probably a Czech import. Ken


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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 05:02:45 PM »
gaudy? it's superb! the scenes look like oroplastic decoration.  I've never noticed them on cased cut to clear glass but I'll have a look round now :)
Can you add three separate blow up pics of the decoration pleeeease? thanks  ;D
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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 05:19:35 PM »
M this is the best I can do. Ken


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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 05:25:46 PM »
thanks  :)
if you search oroplastic and Moser you will come up with some examples of decorations similar to that gilded band - they aren't all Moser though!  but it is something to search on to start with and may throw up something for you.
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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 05:36:21 PM »
The wife should have found a new bridge club.  ::)

Sorry, I can't help, but it's something rather special. Not my cup of tea, but it just reeks quality.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 01:31:41 PM »
Ken, the only items that appear to have similarities that I've been able to find are by Karl Palda.  Unfortunately they are catalogue pictures in the Truitt's Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940 on page 99, and the reproduction pics are not clear enough to see the oroplastic decoration at all.  But, they seem to have a huge range of pieces that are overlaid cut to clear with the gilded frieze.  I think they might be your best bet at least to start a search for a match.  But I've no idea where to find clearly identifiable pictures unfortunately.
Sorry I can't be more helpful but hopefully at least a search avenue to start with.
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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 09:39:50 PM »
Thanks M...I do appreciate you following up. Ken


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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 02:17:19 AM »
I'd like to see detail shots of the whole piece including fittings and base...
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Re: Huge Lamp, Late 50s, Czech?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 04:43:40 AM »
Frank unfortunately I stocked it in my mall yesterday (an hour away) The pipe, harp, small cap are chrome, the base & finial are Lucite. While its professionally done I am of the opinion its only slightly possible it may be an older base reassembled by someone or its simply a stock 50s import which I am more inclined to believe since I've been around more than a few 50s lamps that had Lucite bases & finials (it was the "rage" in the 50s here in the U.S.) I had more than a few OMGs when I took it to the mall & frankly none were about a "wow" factor...they all centered on which establishment of ill repute I burglarized. I actually thought about keeping it until Tuesday evening when the grandkids showed up & commented in graphic detail about specific anatomical features on the oroplastic panels...DW said "its gone"  when they left. Ken.


 

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