Search Contemporary Arts & Crafts
HOME  Webteek Antiques

 Show all items added in the last month
Show all items in the database
Architectural and Garden
 Arts & Crafts
 Tiffany Art Glass
 Steuben Art Glass
 Table Lamps
 Tiffany Metalware
 Hand Painted China
 North Dakota
 Van Briggle
Tooled Leather
Books Catalogs
Arts & Crafts
Furniture (132)
Lighting (87)
Pottery (181)
Metalware (8)
Art (7)
Hardware (37)
Glass (7)
Contemporary Arts and Crafts Rugs (4)
Lamp Parts (5)
Contemporary Accessories (83)
Art Glass Shades (11)
Other (8)

Fostoria, Gold Wave Design 2 1/4" Fitter Lighting Shade, Rare Long Bell Shape

To continue browsing this category from where you left off,
please use your back button




For sale is a wonderful art glass lighting shade I am attributing to have been made by The Fostoria Glass Specialty Company of Fostoria, Ohio. This was part of their "Iris" line of lighting shades. This shade is a unique shape and it is done in a decorated gold iridescent pattern. The shade has some size as it measures 6" tall and has a diameter of 5 1/8" at the bottom or flower end of the shade.

The shade displays a long bell shape with a large flower end opening. It is decorated with a gold iridescent wave pattern on a creamy white background that covers the entire exterior of the shade.This pattern is similar to L.C.T. Tiffany Favrile's Damascene style of shade. The shade has a nice brilliant gold iridescent interior that rivaled Steuben's gold Aurene style of glass at the time. The shade is brilliant in color as you can see wonderful vivid hues of fuchsia on the interior and platinum blues on the exterior. This shade could be used in a single light wall sconce or pendant hanger. It would make a wonderful addition to a shade collector as this pattern and shape is considered quite rare.

The shade is considered to be in excellent condition. The top of the fitter has a fire polished rolled edge. The shade is not signed but this shape is a known Quezal shape. The Quezal form is actually a little bit taller at 6 1/2". I extensively research this shade. I looked at over 1500 pictures of shades and could only find 1 example of this shade in over 20 years of documented sales. I can honestly say this is a very rare shade to find!! General Electric bought this company in 1910 for the explicit reason to make shades to compete with Tiffany Studios, Quezal, Steuben, Loetz and Durand. This shade was made circa 1910-1915.


Purchase/Need more information? Please email the vendor.

Go to Clements Antiques of New Hampshire's website.

To continue browsing this category from where you left off,
please use your back button



mission furniture gallery