A Victorian or Edwardian gas globe lamp shade in clear thick glass, hand-cut in a grid and octagon pattern (which catches the light beautifully) with central starburst, measuring approximately 14.5cm (5.7in) in diameter, the external diameter of the opening being approximately 8.2cm (3.25in). There is a small chip (about 0.6cm / 0.25in) to the outer edge of the opening, together with some nibbling to the raised horizontal bands of the cut design below the opening and to the starburst, other tiny nibbles elsewhere, and some scratches and marks; there are some imperfections in the glass including several short vertical "stress lines" to the interior below the opening, whilst there are numerous irregularities in the pattern as would be expected in a hand-cut piece. Included with the shade is a (presumably original) brass gallery or shade holder (very much age-blackened with considerable surface wear), which would originally have attached to a gas light fitting; this will probably not fit a modern electric fitting, but for present-day use this shade will take a reproduction 3 1/2 inch gallery (available from specialist suppliers). Please note, however, that this shade is very heavy in relation to its size (about 850g / 1.875lb), and so will need to be hung from a fitting with a chain or sturdy stem.
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