This is an attractive piece of vintage Scottish glassware.
This is a vintage tulip lamp - I currently have another three in my shop - of different colours - these brighter lamp colours are harder to find and much sought after - so if you would like one... don't hold back... so when they are gone - they are gone!
This is a fine hand-made glass tulip table lamp - which was made between 1946 and 1963 at Vasart.
The lamp is made from one piece of blown glass and gets its name as it is shaped like the flowerhead on a tulip. The colours on this one are very stunning and bright - the crown section with its peaks is a speckled black colour which contrasts with the clear mottled scarlet red glass below. There are sprinklings of gold aventurine glass throughout which twinkle when caught in the light - and there are a couple of subtle swirls of black glass around the main body.
The glass body of this one is more clear than opaque - so it would have to have a lower wattage bulb and be used as more of an accent lamp.
The lamp has a circular pedestal base - with a little blown lifted bridge on the foot to allow the cable to run neatly underneath and to the bulb holder and bulb inside. This bridge was created in the making process and it is not ground out channel underneath as you might find on later 1980s versions of these tulip lamps.
This lamp is wired and with its original white plastic finger switch to allow you to switch on and off easily. This is nice and clean and in good condition - the lamp has been re-wired though to make sure that it is safe for modern electric supplies.
It is certainly pretty when all lit up, as photographed.
A nice accent piece to cast a subtle warm glow in a sitting room, dark corner or even a hallway.
The lamp is 10 inches in height - and has a diameter of the base is 5 3/4 inches. Unpacked it weights 1.9 kg.
Of course, it is in good original vintage condition - with no damages or restorations.
Probably for posting in the UK only.