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Date Listed 22-Sep-16
Address Stratford, ON N4Z1E7
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For Sale By Owner
More Info Vintage, Antiques

Victorian Era Spot Optic Hand Blown Uranium Glass Shade LARGE 10”

The “Spot Optic” aka “Polka Dot” was a popular Victorian era pattern. Around circa 1880 this pattern was produced by several glass manufacturers. Although similar to a hobnail, this pattern features bumps that can be felt on both sides of the glass. And of course even rarer are the use of uranium in the glass and the large size of this globe. It produces a beautiful glow with a black light as shown in the pictures.
This is a hand blown piece showing little bubble imperfections in the glass and is slightly lopsided as it appears to have slumped a little while it cooled.
It was probably a kerosene lamp globe that would sit over the clear glass chimney piece. You could also use it as a hanging light fixture if you search out a nice antique fitting with ceiling dome and chain... and your ceilings are high enough!

The globe measurements are slightly off round due to the slump.
9 ¾ inch Wide
9 ¼ inch Tall
4 ¾ inch fitter end with lip to secure with fixture screws
5 ¾ inch opening on the opposite end
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