c1910 PLB&G Co Ruby Satin Glass Gone With The Wind Lamp

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 08, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

PLB & G Co Ruby Red Satin Glass Gone with the Wind Lamp

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The Pittsburg Lamp Brass & Glass Company began in 1901 and lasted until 1926.

This lamp has a rich and colorful history. During the early 20th century was part of the decor in a New Orleans bordello. It's 88 year old former owner said it was a obtained by the Poppe' (pronounced "Poppy") family and resided in their home for ever since. They purchased it because of the Poppy floral design. She said her aunt was ashamed of it's association with the house of ill repute and would never allow it to be placed near a window!!

It is a very early (probably 1930's) professional conversion from their "SUCCESS" kerosene lamp to electric. The wiring is very old and appears to be in good condition. A new electric cord must have been added in the 1950's. All metal surfaces retain original patination. No attempt has ever been made to polish the brass or cast base. The lamp is in perfect working order.

Standing 26" tall, it features breathtaking ruby red satin glass globes, lavishly decorated with raised poppies on a stippled background. Upper globe approximately 9" in diameter. It even has a fabulous thick ruby red chimney!

The upper globe utilizes standard base bulbs in the
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