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

Author Topic: Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish  (Read 927 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline vintagelighting

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8
    • http://vintagelighting.com
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« on: September 24, 2006, 08:25:03 PM »
Hello,
    These followed me home a few weeks ago and I have had absolutely, no success in finding any information about them or even any thing remotely similar. :?  If you have time and the inclination please take a peek and let me know what you think.
http://vintagelighting.com/Lisa.htm
They are rather large files so if you need me to make them smaller just shout. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Lisa


Offline David E

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 3403
    • ChanceGlass.net
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 08:33:50 PM »
There's no need to encapsulate a web site address with the [url] tags... but unfortunately you've used an apostrophe (') and a space (converts to %20) that causes a problem, so it can't be used.

Copying the entire address into the browser's address line is the only solution:

http://vintagelighting.com/lisa's%20mystery.htm
David
► The Curious History of the Bulb Vase ◄
 A new book by Patricia Coccoris

Contact ► Cortex Design ◄ to order any book


Offline vintagelighting

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8
    • http://vintagelighting.com
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 09:07:12 PM »
Thank you. I renamed the page. :D


Offline Anne

  • GMB Tech Support Manager & "Board (never bored) Dame"
  • Global Moderator
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 11173
  • Gender: Female
  • I has a stick to poke the server with yes!
    • Glass trinket sets
    • Cumbria England
    • ALAVNA Vintage & Collectable Glass
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 09:52:42 PM »
Hi Lisa, I'm fascinated by these as I've never seen anything remotely like them either. The way they are fastened together looks quite ingenious. I bet they took some cleaning up?  And I'm sure they'll look spectacular when lit.


Offline David E

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 3403
    • ChanceGlass.net
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 09:55:55 PM »
Certainly an interesting piece, but are the panels (edit: on the first fitting) slumped, or pressed? As you're based in Canada, I wonder if it could be linked to a N.Amercan company?
David
► The Curious History of the Bulb Vase ◄
 A new book by Patricia Coccoris

Contact ► Cortex Design ◄ to order any book


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9199
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Gateway
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 10:10:27 PM »
They are slumped and fused. Almost certainly studio pieces as the method of joining is labour intensive as well as eye-catchingly quaint. Of course some businesses did do odd things in the 50's but might not last long if they were in production with these!

I would suggest checking out early slump glass artists.
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 David E

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 3403
    • ChanceGlass.net
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 10:11:48 PM »
Could it be early Higgins, or would it predate this?
David
► The Curious History of the Bulb Vase ◄
 A new book by Patricia Coccoris

Contact ► Cortex Design ◄ to order any book


Offline vintagelighting

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 8
    • http://vintagelighting.com
Light fittings fused slumped panels Geodesic dome ish
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 11:38:44 AM »
Thank you! I'll have another go,armed with those helpful hints and your encouragement. If you think of anything else please let me know.
Sincerely,
Lisa


 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com