I’m very pleased to offer this astonishing circa-1910 silver-plated slag glass Mission-style pendant!
FOR THE LIGHTING GEEK:
The fixture, while dazzlingly beautiful, is also historically curious. When I dismantled the fixture to clean and wire it I was startled to discover that it had been designed to be a gas/electric combination fixture. But no gas fittings were present. Nor do I know where such fittings might have been, although above the acanthus leaf flourishes seems likely. Was the fixture designed as a combination fixture but never completed as one? For, 1910 was the tipping point from combination fixtures to all electric. Or, were the gas fittings later removed?
The fixture is brass and with a silver-plate finish. Silver was a common finish for the era. In 1902, the State Dining Room in the White House had all new silver-plated lighting by Caldwell (extant today but gilded during the Truman renovation).
The fixture would look fabulous over a kitchen island.
There are four amber slag-glass panels. Stunning.
The cast-brass acanthus leaf flourishes are extraordinary.
There is one socket. It has a patent date of 1907. I would recommend a 150W-equivalent clear Edison-style LED bulb.
The silver finish was gray/black when I purchased the fixture. I very gently polished this but left the signs of age (see images). Originally, the silver would have been BRIGHT but it is now worn. And quite attractive.
The height is now 38-1/4-inches. I might be able to reduce this. I cannot extend the height. The width is an impressive 20-inches.
The stem will be removed to help ease with shipping. It will be easy to re-attach.
This fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
DETAILS: The fixture accepts one standard base 60W bulbs (not included). You can use an LED bulb (see above).
COLOR: See above.
SIZE: See above.
I love writing this: there’s no damage.
The socket is original (and in fine shape) with new wiring and a paper insulator.
The silver is in good vintage condition (see above). Note the word vintage.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!