Thursday, May 20, 2010
PRESSED GLASS FIGURAL LAMP
Q: I bought this lamp on the last day of an estate sale in Dallas, Texas. They charged me $2.50. I couldn't believe it! I think it is a beautiful lamp and I'm very proud of it. I have tried to research it to no avail. Can you help me?
A: Your lamp has a pressed glass figural base. It was probably made from the same mold as a set of glassware that included compotes or other pieces with figural stems. The glass font that is attached held the fuel, either oil or kerosene. Your lamp was later electrified. It was probably made in the Victorian era in Europe. The shade is not the original shade for the lamp, but it is still worth about $200.