This is a stunning original antique Jefferson Moonstone glass pendant light. It dates to the late 1920s / 1930s. It is a fabulous shade for an Art Deco or Industrial Chic interior and is a bit a showstopper given its larger size.
It is a very substantial antique glass plafonnier shade. The bowl section is made of thick pressed white opaline glass and it is contained within a metal ring with three hooks for the original chain.
It is in excellent antique condition for a shade that is 100 years old. There are two tiny chips to the rim (as photographed) - and this is common on this model of pendant light. It is only seen on close up and definitely not when the shade is hanging as this area of the rim is covered completely by the metal hanging ring.
The hanging ring fitment is made of heavy burnished brass metal and is original to the glass shade. It has a simple Classical decoration on the band of horizontal reeds and fasces. It has three curled hooks so that you can hang three chains from the ceiling rose to the shade.
It is marked: Jefferson 483. It is in excellent antique condition as you can see in my photographs.
The diameter of the glass shade is 14 inches The metal hanging frame diameter is 14 1/2 inches.
The height of the glass bowl is 7 1/2 inches.
There is a lot of length in the chains - and these are each 45 inches in length - so perfect for hanging in a hallway - or double-height modernist interior space. There is also an antique metal hanging fitment which fits into your ceiling rose and the chains attach onto this fitting for hanging. The other end of the chains fit onto the hooks on the metal ring that the shade slides into.
My price for this highly collectable old shade takes into condition its larger size and good condition - it is certainly a fair one.
Due to the size and the weight - I can only post this amazing light fitting in the UK. It will be sent to you with Parcelforce48. The light unpacked is a stonking 5.1 kg. So make sure your ceiling etc can cope with a substantial shade.
The Jefferson Glass Company was initially located in Steubenville, Ohio. It was founded in 1900 and operated there until 1908 when it moved to Follansbee in West Virginia. The company took its name from Jefferson County where the plant had been originally located. It started up making illuminating glassware and glass items such as lenses for automobiles. During the early 1920s – products from the plant were found in nearly 90% of all automobiles. After WWI, the company was more noted for its hand-decorated and opalescent crystal glassware, as well as opaline pressed & blown glass. Jefferson Glass had a large European trade with warehouses in London and Germany. The company sadly went bankrupt in 1933 during the Depression.