Riviere Studios Vine Motif Glass Table Lamp
It measures 18" in diameter and stands 27" tall. Base & shade have always been together since day 1. Circa 1910. The vines are very detailed and are accented with a great brown/green patina. Note the heavy bronze casting. The glass is in very good condition with no replaced pieces. The original finial countersinks into the top ring of the shade. The same ring then seats perfectly into the top of the base. The base is brass with wire decorations running up and down the stem. On the bottom are applied cast leaves that overlap. The vines that trail down from the top connect with the bottom leaves. The sockets are nested in a brass ball and protrude out. So, from the side, you only see about 1/2 of the socket. When you look down in, you see an elaborate internal cluster that regular sockets screw into. The base retains it's original brown/green patina and it matches the shade nicely.
© Howard Booher, 2006 All Rights Reserved.