It does have several tiny air bubbles and one inclusion which are commensurate with glass this age and with the exception of a tiny flake to the fitter rim this shade is as new. The complete length of the top rim is a little uneven (not sharp). It is not rough cut but does not have the extremely smooth finish of fire polished either. For those not familiar with cameo glass it.
Is a luxury form of g. Through fused layers of different coloured glass. This technique was the domain of master craftsmen from the best glass and crystal houses.Although the majority of the time this technique is applied to the external surfaces of decorator pieces in this instance it has been applied to the internal of this shade leaving the external smooth and with a high gloss. This shade will fit a European 8"' or 10"' burner with gallery comfortably or a small European 12' burner. It will not fit a British Duplex and, although it is not the usual shape, it may fit a chimneyless burner if only being used for display.
The slant fitter will allow for this to be used as an electric lamp or light shade. These are extremely hard to source and over 4 decades I have only ever seen a half a dozen or so. This has been a nightmare to photograph as while trying to capture the detail in the internal cameo which shows through the glass the level of gloss to the external face played havoc with my cameras reducing that detail of the flowers and definition of the ruffle. As seems to be standard practice with French glass there is a more distinct variance in colour under different light than occurs with glass from other countries. The majority of these photos have been taken in natural light but please be aware that the pink of the flowers will show slightly differently under artificial light.
The photos do not do this beautiful piece justice so if you want more please let me know and I will try different light and backgrounds. 200 mm 8 (widest point). 68 mm 2 5/8 (external). 55 mm 2 1/8 (internal -narrowest). Please view the photos carefully as they form a major part of the description.
Items which need extra attention/care antiques, glass, delicate/fragile etc. I use recycled packaging as much as possible. Items can be collected from KYNETON 3444.
If you are not in a hurry I may be able to organise collection from SUNBURY 3429. If this occurs I will look to you for the balance. The item "FRENCH ST LOUIS CRANBERRY PINK INTERNAL CAMEO KEROSENE OIL ELECTRIC SHADE" is in sale since Sunday, November 7, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectables\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "4evaold" and is located in Kyneton, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.