This is a wonderful large bent Slag Glass lamp probably by the Suess Ornamental Glass Company of Chicago. Max Suess started the business in the early part of the 20th Century. Several patents were issued to him for his processes and techniques in manufacturing his products. Son Walter expanded the business into the manufacturing of lamps. Their period of lamp making lasted only a few years and was stopped by a serious fire in their factory. This lamp is unmarked and stands 27 inches tall on its 11 inch in diameter base. Apparently, most of their bases were made of bronze, however, this one is of cast iron and quite heavy with most of its original finish. A magnet sticks to it. I have had the lamp for some 50 years and it was old when I got it. Could be an experimental construct or an old copy of their style. The shade is 17 1/4 inches in diameter and 8 1/2 inches tall. It appears to be a sort of hammered copper or brass and held together with rivets. The slag glass panels are held in place with brass strips and small bolts with sheet metal thin nuts. Check out the photos. The patinated finish is almost all there and it looks great. The bent slag glass panels are all there with no chips or cracks. The lamp has been correctly rewired and works perfectly. Just a real nice rare lamp for your home. They apparently did shades in a hammered copper with rivets and look a lot like the workmanship in this shade. You can google Roycroft and look at the images for their lamps and check out the shades. This may well be a Roycroft shade. The item “Antique Suess Bent Slag Glass Lamp Bradley & Hubbard Roycroft Handel styles” is in sale since Saturday, May 5, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps”. The seller is “bchicca1320″ and is located in Bonita, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Brass
- Maker: Suess Ornamental Glass Co.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Rich Patinated Colors Variegate Tan Slag Glas
- Country/Region of Origin: United States