I have just discovered this terrific site after searching for hours on the web for some information on a lamp I have.
The knowledgabel people on here may be able to provide the answer I am having so much difficutly in finding.
I haven't any photos ready to post as I wanted to ask 2 questions, one concerning the photos themselves.
OK re photos, the lamp has been sitting, unattended for MANY years & has acquire a lot of dust, the brass fittings are naturally oxidise or darkened like all unpolished brass. The lamp itself is VERY dusty, should I clean it before photographing or photograph it 'as is' then clean it carefully [just the glass] to give a better view of the beautiful claret/ruby red colour ?
Re the lamp itself, it is in Australia, it stands 16cm high measuring only the glass section x 36cm circumference. It has a label which is very worn but I am just able to read it with an eye glass. It reads CHRISTINA MADE IN SWEDEN - above the christina is what could be described as the spokes of an umbrella or lines eminating from a map in a convex manner, all beinning at a singular point in the centre of the label. The label is oval, gold with gold lettering for christina & black for sweden.
It weighs a tad under 2kilos. It is cased glass - clear over ruby, with a dynamic controlled bubble pattern throughout the ruby section, the base is clear, the sides have [sorry, not sure of the terminology here] protruding pieces like someone has run their finger up into the glass whilst still wet leaving deep indentations which end in little 'cliff overhangings'..
These 'indentations' are quite long & zig zag as in one up one down, like stepping stones.
Apologies for my poor description.
I will attempt to post some images tomorrow. I will be using photobucket australia is that suitable for this site ?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts & help