RARE SIGNED CHICAGO MOSAIC SHADE COMPANY ART NOUVEAU TABLE LAMP WITH LARGE GLASS SHADE - CIRCA 1910. Measures approximately 24" high by 20 1/2" wide and deep (diameter of the shade). This beautiful Mosaic Shade Company lamp is spectacular in spite of a few imperfections. As you can see by the photos, the original stained glass panels had Art Nouveau flowers and foliage painted in. Although they have faded over the last 110+ years, you can still see them and they are wonderful.
The shade has two stained glass panels that have cracks. These can be repaired and if done well should not be highly visible. Two of the stained glass panels appear to be replacements. They are located on opposite sides of the lamp from each other. Someone took the time, care, and expense to have these panels fashioned to fit this lamp.
About the Mosaic Shade Company. There is not a lot of information readily available about The Mosaic Lamp Company based in Chicago. Business directories of that era list a Chicago Mosaic Lamp Co. In 1905, 1910, and 1914. As with most other small regional lamp makers, the Chicago Mosaic Lamp Company saw the phenomenal success of Tiffany Studios' patented copper foiled mosaic lampshades and began to manufacture their own versions after the Tiffany patent expired in 1903.
The Chicago Mosaic Lamp Company in particular applied it to their regional area, being sure to incorporate the popular flora of the Great Lakes area. While many Chicago Mosaic lamps feature a larger than normal shade, most Chicago Mosaic lamp shades have a diameter somewhere between 16 and 24 inches, with 21 inches being the standard.
This lamp has the 21 diameter shade. The quickest way to identify a Chicago Mosaic lamp is by the lamp's base. Chicago Mosaic lamps are unmarked (unsigned) so it's special to find one that is signed as this one is. Lamps that aren't signed will generally sell for a lower price than their signed counterparts.This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "davidgrant777" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.