There is a bit of an interesting story behind these gorgeous porcelain lamps( the porcelain alone is 19 inches in height) as they were purchased out of a French castle by a member of Russian Aristocracy who fled Russia in 1941 to settle in Montreal. These were purchased in Montreal from the daughter of the couple who fled Russia. ( I also have an intricately carved Bombay Blackwood (sinks in water similar to ebony….quite heavy) chair with Ivory embellishments bearing the Family Crest of the Last King in India Wajid Ali Sha, dating to around 1850 which I will be posting at a later date. Tere is very slight rubbing to the porcelain gilding in the foot area. The photos tell the story of these very special lamps….compare to those at the finest auction houses or 1st dibs?
These are a set of six signed Quezal Calcite and Gold lampshades that are in MINT condition. These came from a fine collection and are very reasonably priced at CAN. $900.00
This is a large Signed Quezal Pulled Feather Shade measuring 9.75 inches wide, by 5.75 inches in height. The shade came from a very fine collection of art glass shades and is in mint condition. CAN $700.00
This is a set of four (4) Signed Circa 1900 mark Quezal Pulled Feather Lamp Shades each measuring 6 1/4 ins. tall by 4 3/4 ins. Wide at the mouth lampshades in MINT condition
I went to a small country auction about 6 months ago and was in the right place at the right time….the weather was miserable, yet I decided to check out the auction because there were 3 sets of fine late 19th early 20th century Table or Chandelier Art Glass Shades up for bidding.
This is a set of 6 Handel Shell Shades with Tiffany Leaded glass….exceedingly rare. In each of these shades there are 24 small irregular shaped pieces of Tiffany glass precision fit into the shade. In total there are 144 small panes of leaded glass with one slender long pane having a small clean horizontal crack.
I am using a 15 watt LED ‘Daylight’ bulb with the shades and when the power is turned on the reaction is magical with the small shades glowing like mica, with colors ranging from a warm yellowish white to shades of turquoise and Robin’s egg blue. The two other sets of shades I purchased were Quezal Gold pulled feather, and large calcite shades, and though they are quite nice, the Handel/Tiffany shades simply blow them away..
Set of Six CAN $1400.00.