Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This Will Be Our Third Lamp / Table In The Modtomic Ranch. Where Oh Where Shall I Ever Find Room For It? Status: Ridiculous Bargain!
We brought this slinky little number home from the Green Shag Market yesterday. The funny thing is that it was in a booth that had absolutely nothing else like this in it! Let me put it this way...we had to excavate the lamp from a baker's dozen Hummels that were displayed on the glass table. But it was bought sans lampshade.
No problem. I have a couple sitting on less appropriate lamps hanging around the house.
Problem is, I can't decide which one will crown this jewel. Both are of vintage modern status
but one is maybe more '60s and the other is more '50s. The single tier seems a bit more in
keeping with the rest of the lamp but it has a brass edge along the top and bottom. Also it sits
kinda low and covers some of the beautifully sculpted upper end. The two tier sits perfectly
and looks great but is perhaps a little bit dated compared to the mod glass table section.
I might be able to remove the brass edging from the single tier and I might be able to reshape
the spider to show a little more "leg". As you've probably guessed, I'm leaning that way. What
do you think? Can this mod vixen pull of a more vintage hat?
At first glance I thought this was a contemporary lamp that had somehow stumbled into the
antique mall but looking at the details showed the signs and wear of age. Also the socket is
lined with paper. I'd have expected it to be made entirely of plastic if it were new. Do they
still make sockets lined with that sepia colored paper?
The other detail that gave me a little pause was that the bowl is made of plastic, not milk glass
as it looks to be. It has a little crack but it's not bad at all and it isn't structeral and it can't be
seen with a shade on. The seller must have gotten this for free or something because I paid a
thrift store pittance for it! Score!