For sale is an adjustable Arts and Crafts style desk lamp with a wonderful a wonderful Lustre Art signed glass shade. The table lamp is a nice size for the desk. It stands 21 1/2" tall to the top of the ring and can reach approximately 16 1/2" fully extended with shade in fitter. It has a 2 1/4" fitter cup with 3 fitter screws to hold the art glass shade.
This table lamp displays a wonderful arts + crafts style. The entire lamp is made of solid brass and has a cast iron weight in the bottom to give it much needed weight and stability. This will allow for the arm to be fully extended with the art glass shade installed. This lamp will not tip over unless you extend it to the maximum extension. The base has a wonderfully solid brass or gold color. This is a really neat table lamp. You can adjust the shade in different positions both vertically and horizontally. To adjust it horizontally you turn the knob closest to the arm on the round ball. This allows you slide it left or right to the desired position.
You can also adjust the height vertically as well. You simply turn the opposite side turn knob and you can achieve the perfect height. There is even a solid brass carrying loop on the top stem. This makes it easy to move the lamp around the desk. You can also turn the shade a full 360 degrees by turning the vertical set screw and turn the arm to most desired position and then lock it down with the same set screw. It has its original vintage tassel pull chain socket and it works wonderfully. The lamp is finished with a green felt bottom as not to scratch the wooden surface.
The shade is absolutely beautiful. It is a gold iridescent ribbed corseted bell shape and it is made by The Lustre Art Glass Company of Masbeth, Queens Long Island NY. This shade is similar to those made by Steuben, LCT Tiffany Favrile, Quezal and Durand. The shade is an excellent example as there are no cracks, nick chips or dings. It has a wonderfully rolled top fitter edge. The shade is signed in a etched counter clock wise fashion "Lustre Art".
The lamp base is considered to be in very good condition. It does shows minor signs of wear common with its age. You can see a few dings in the metal base and marks on the arm where the lamp has been adjusted. Very common normal wear for this lamp. It fully works the way it was intended too as it was recently rewired. The base is unsigned and I do not know who made this. I'm positive the buyer will be quite pleased with their purchase. The shade was made Circa 1918-1925 and I believe the base was made after 1930.
I recommend using a 40 watt bulb as this a nice accent lamp. There are vent holes in the top cap to allow the heat to escape. When assembling this lamp, I also recommend that you loosen the screws slightly once the shade is mounted to the fitter to allow for heat expansion with the glass when it gets warm from the light bulb.