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

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Fostoria,

 

$495.00


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.

SHIPPING $28



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