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Glass Lampshades
« on: January 10, 2008, 10:09:12 PM »
Here it is!

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Re: Glass Lampshades
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 10:40:44 PM »
Looks like it is made of fibreglass.

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Re: Glass Lampshades
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 09:42:18 AM »
100% normal glass with, probably, hand painted decoration. Notice the clear glass on the bottom rim, the decoration has worn away.

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Re: Glass Lampshades
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008, 11:50:29 AM »
Which is also how fg shades used to appear, need a good close up, is the outer surface textured and inside smooth.

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Re: Glass Lampshades
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 06:11:54 PM »
Which is also how fg shades used to appear, need a good close up, is the outer surface textured and inside smooth.

Yes.

Does fibreglass crack easily? If not, it's glass, or was glass.



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Re: Glass Lampshades
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2008, 06:53:08 PM »
Can do, just like glass.. cos it is glass. Although more modern ones tend to go splintery because of a cheaper modern resin I guess. There was an artist made her name by making scupltures from fusing glass fibres... forget the name. It was discovering a lot of shades made from fibreglass in the 50s that got me interested but that research is on a back burner now. They were being produced on a small scale in the 30s and 40s and possibly late 19th century too.

 

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