Vintage Fenton GWTW Pink Satin Poppy Hurricane Lamp #2

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 24, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This is the second of a pair of vintage Gone-with-the Wind-style lamps made by the Fenton Glass Company, I think. The other lamp, as well as some coordinating Fenton rose satin glass items have already been listed during the last week. The lamp is made of Pink/Rose Satin Glass with embossed poppies, stems and leaves. The 'POPPY' pattern was made from 1967-1974. It is about 23 1/2" tall; the globes are approximately 8 1/2" in diameter across the widest area with a 4" wide bottom fitter opening . The bottom globe is about 7" high and the top shade is 10 1/2" tall; both are the original globes. The highly decorative cast base, fittings and turn-key look like antiqued brass.

This is a three-way lamp with the original wiring and is fully functional. It could use a good cleaning as it was in storage for many years. The glass is in good condition, with no damage that I could see. Either the top, or the bottom, or both globes can be switched on. T urn the switch one time, and the top lights up; turn it again, and the bottom lights up; turn again, and both top and bottom light up. T he top takes a standard bulb and the bottom uses a smaller night-light type of bulb.

I am not an expert; so if you have questions, please ask, but I may not know all of the answers. My friend's grandmother purchased a set of two of these lamps at either Scarbrough's or Dillard's department store in Austin, Texas in the early 70s.

Questions and answers from the listing for the other lamp from this set:
HI ARE BOTH GLOBES THE SAME SHADE OF PINK OR IS ONE LIGHTER THAN THE OTHER? DO THE GLOBES HAVE ANY FADING OR FLAWS OF ANY KIND? DO THE GLOBES HAVE ANY SCRATCHS OR DARK MARKS ON THEM? THANKS Jun-14-07 A: The top globe appears to be a little lighter than the bottom one. It could be that way due to design, or due to fading, or it could be because I took the top globe off and cleaned it a little better than I did the bottom one. I never saw them when they were new, so I don't know for sure. T is a matching lamp that I haven't had time to list yet, and the top globe on that lamp also seems a little lighter than the bottom one. Both lamps have been sitting in a very dusty storage room at the back of my friend's grandfather's house for the last 20 years and probably were not cleaned for at least that long. I did not see any scratches, chips or dark marks other than w dust had caked over the years, but I can't guarantee that I didn't miss anything. Judith Q: The bottom globe looks more peachy than the top which looks pink. Do they match? Jun-11-07 A: Yes, they are both the original pieces, but I cleaned the top globe a little better since it was easy to remove. I haven't cleaned the other lamp at all and it looks even more peachy - check my other auctions in a day or so to see the other lamp. Thanks, Judith