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Offline gemmacler

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gazelle alabaster lamp
« on: August 15, 2010, 08:08:57 PM »
Hi
Here is a picture of an interesting lamp, would welcome any input from anyone ! I believe it is made of alabaster with a marble base. Or it might be alabaster too, in a different shade. I have looked around websites a bit but I haven't been aable to find one exactly like it. I think its probably Italian, does anybody agree or have seen one similar ? It works very well, but I am looking for a shade.
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Gem

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Re: gazelle alabaster lamp
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 06:27:10 AM »
Hi there, beautiful lamp.

It is not a frosted glass, or a acrylic is it?  I do not know my alabaster that well -- as the things that I have are sort of a *Pink* color.

Is there no printing of any sort on the light housing at all?  Or a patent number there?  May give some leads.

Very nice, looks Deco-ish to me...  ;)
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Re: gazelle alabaster lamp
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 07:40:01 AM »
Hi
Thanks for reply - definitely not plastic, weighs a ton ! I researched the material when I got the lamp and it is a sort of veined alabaster, a tip I will pass on is that alabaster is porous so you shouldn't clean it with water - my lamp was very grubby - but with a liquid soap mixed with white spirit. Apparently the gazelle was all the rage in the 20's and 30's as a decorative motif, I saw loads of gazelles on items but never on a lamp. I do enjoy this lamp, its my favourite right now. No makers marks that I can see.
All the best
Gem

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Re: gazelle alabaster lamp
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 04:15:50 PM »
You should give it a few coats of wax polish to protect it and give it a good shine. Put on quite thick, and after dried out buff each coat with a soft cloth.

I would expect top part of the shade to be a hemisphere and fairly easy to have a replacement made.

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Re: gazelle alabaster lamp
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 09:07:57 AM »
Hi there!!

Still have to say, what a Lamp there !!!!!! I am Green  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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