'J. Michael Pearson, in his book, “A Study Of American Glass”, described this style of lamp as Victorian mode. There are (4) silver-plated arms extending approximately 11” from the center base with ornate beading under each arm. There are eighty (80) tear drop prisms (in mint condition) which hang along and between the arms (12 on each arm; 8 between each arm). The top globe has a 37 3/4” circumference while the individual arm globes have a 19” circumference. The bottom glass base has a 30” circumference.
The glass is cut in a beautiful Daisy and Harvard pattern with fine miter cuttings done to the petals of each flower. Reverse Trumpet Base: The top neck of the base has eight (8) 4” notched panels before the beginning of the orchestrated floral design interposed by the intricate double Harvard ban. The saw toothed rim has every tooth present with no major chips or flakes present. Arm Globes:Each arm globe lip has a silver plated rim and weighs approximately 3lbs. Each light can be controlled by individual pull chains (see photos). Three of the globes are in mint condition. The fourth globe (see photos) has been cracked just below the Harvard band and has been professionally glued. Top Dome: The top dome is in mint condition and has a double light fixture. The silver-plated rim that the dome fits into, as well as the rest of the silver-plated parts of this lamp, are in need of polishing and will be performed before shipment to any new owner.
Our ancestors of the early 1900's would have used this wonderful piece of art as an entrance lamp to welcome in friends, family or strangers into their humble home. Today, such a great lamp would fit into any portion of a home and would reflect of it's owner the appreciation for fine American craftsmanship that was revered around the world as the best.'