This is a genuine original Art Nouveau antique brass pendant light fitting.
It has a rise and fall mechanism - which means that you can pull down to lower the shade - and push up for it to rise - this works on a pulley system, as photographed.
It is certainly a more unusual one - as most rise and falls come in the form of a bar with three shades or light fitments - or in a skirted brass ring.
This one is complete - it comes with its brass weight, the cloth-covered lighting flex, and a single vaseline shade with an undulating and wavering rim. The vaseline shade has a pale grey-white colour near the bulb section and this fades to clear as you approach the rim.
The shade measures: 5 inches in height - and the diameter at the widest point is 6 1/4 inches.
The brass weight section the shape of a flattened urn or bowl. The weight is substantially made - and it a heavy cast (not pressed sheet) brass - so has a good weight to this part.
There is a little bell-shaped cap on the bulb holder section (it takes a standard bayonet bulb.
The wheels are also made of cast brass - and both turn readily.
I love the decorative cap on top of the upper wheel - this to me looks like a little twin petalled flower. The top wheel is attached to the ceiling rose - so the upper one does not move when the shade is lowered. The second wheel is attached to the weight section - and moves up and down with the weight - take images of it in operation so you get an idea of how it works.
All items are in good condition with no damages.
Dimensions: Length fully extended or dropped is (from ceiling rose to the bulb holder is 27 inches. Including the shade - it is 30 inches. Shortened length from the ceiling rose to the bulb holder is 20 inches.
A lovely and more unusual rise and fall light fitment. This is reflected in my price for this fine antique lamp fitting.
POSTING TO UK ADDRESSES ONLY. It will be sent with Parcelforce48 and fully insured in transit. It will of course be very carefully packed for you.