Suess Ornamental Glass Company, Hardware Examples

From what we currently understand, all Suess bases were made in bronze and were of a high quality. Most were finished in either black or some variation of brown / green patina, however, the first example below shows a tree trunk base finished in a gold dore, which is very rare. Caps were also cast in bronze and carry an unusually beefy threaded 3/8" diameter post. The mounting arrangement most often seen consists of a horizontal plate screwed onto the shade support. Less often encountered is a one-piece shade support that has a threaded receptacle already cast in. A completely different arrangement is seen for the huge grape base.

The following images are a guide to many examples of known bases and associated hardware that either appear in catalogs or are regarded as safe attributions. Where possible, multiple images of the same example are shown to illustrate different patina. Many thanks to those who have images shown here.

Tree base No. 422, 13 1/2" platform.
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 445, Image © 2016 Skinner, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Grape Motif.
Image © 2016 James D. Julia, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 445,
Image © 2016 Lamps and Art Glass, all rights reserved
Tree base No. 422, 13 1/2" platform.
Image © 2016 Skinner, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Leaf Motif.
Image © 2016 Brunk Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Suess Base © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Suess Base © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Suess Base © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Suess Base © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Suess Base © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Base, Leaf Motif.
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 427, Platform 8" Diameter
Image © 2018 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 427, Platform 8" Diameter
Image © 2018 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Platform 9" Diameter
Image © 2018 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Platform 9" Diameter
Image © 2018 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Shade Rest With Integrated Mount, Platform 9" Diameter
Image © 2018 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2013 Jason, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Adjustable, Cats Paw Motif
Image © 2016 James D. Julia, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Adjustable, Cats Paw Motif
Image © 2012 Rago, all rights reserved
Bronze Leaf base No. 416, 12" platform.
Image © 2016 James D. Julia, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 419, platform 12"
Image © 2013 Howard Booher, all rights reserved
Bronze base, details unknown.
Image © 2016 James D. Julia, all rights reserved
Bronze Base Number 423,
Image © 2013 Howard Booher, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Base
Image © 2016 Fontaine Auctions, all rights reserved
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Tree base No. 422, 13 1/2" platform.
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Tree base No. 422, 13 1/2" platform.
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Image © 2017 bluegracymay, all rights reserved
Image © 2016 Brunk Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap
Image © 2011 Clars Auctions, all rights reserved
Bronze Floor Base, Leaf Motif
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Floor Base, Cap
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap
Image © 2015 Wiederseim Associates, all rights reserved
Bronze Cap for 427 Base
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Cap for 427 Base
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap
Image © 2013 Colin Hansford, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap, for Floor Base
Image © 2013 Don Shay, all rights reserved
Bronze 4 Petal Cap, for Table Base
Image © 2013 Don Shay, all rights reserved
Bronze Sunflower Cap
Image © 2016 Howard Booher, all rights reserved
Base Number 445, Image © 2016 Howard Booher, all rights reserved
Image © 2013 Jason, all rights reserved
Image © 2013 Jason, all rights reserved
Bronze Cap © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Cap © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Image © 2010 Lilaby Creek, all rights reserved
Bronze Cap
Image © 2012 Rago, all rights reserved
Bronze Base, Cats Paw Motif
Image © 2012 Rago, all rights reserved
Bronze Tree Base, Number 422
Image © 2015 Wiederseim Associates, all rights reserved
Bronze Tree Base, Number 422
Image © 2015 Wiederseim Associates, all rights reserved
Bronze Tree Base, Number 422
Image © 2015 Wiederseim Associates, all rights reserved
Bronze Tree Base, Number 422
Image © 2015 Wiederseim Associates, all rights reserved
Suess Grape Base Platform
Image © 2012 Matt Isaac, All Rights Reserved
Suess Grape Shade Rest
Image © 2012 Matt Isaac, All Rights Reserved
Shade Rest With Integrated Mount © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Five Leaf Cap © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Standard Threaded Plate © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Sunflower Cap © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Standard Threaded Plate © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved
Bronze Cap © J. Bair 2018 All Rights Reserved