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1930s ceiling fixture by Gill Glass

$1,180.00

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Description

I’m very pleased to offer this fabulous 1930s Pendant by the famous Gill Glass!

Gill Glass & Fixture Company was located on Amber Street in Philadelphia, and occupied most of the block between East Tioga and East Venango Streets. The factory backed up against rail lines, as was common, and there would have almost certainly been a rail spur leading directly to Gill loading docks. The Gill buildings are extant, although they look a lot less attractive than they did as pictured, proudly, in Gill catalogs. The immediate area around the factory was all housing (and still is), and it can be assumed that many of these homeowners worked for Gill – an easy commute.

Gill specialized in really extraordinary glass creations. As seen here. The shade is incredible. It looks like a woven basket! But it’s all glass! I also love the flowers and leaves on top in high relief. Gorgeous!

The color of the shade is hard to describe, kinda a pale apricot.

The stem has curly-cues holding crystals. Also gorgeous!

The metal components are mostly brass.

The current length is 17-inches, so the fixture is ideal for a room with a low-ish ceiling. I can add chain if needed.

With new sockets and wiring, this fixture is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixture accepts standard base 60W bulbs (not included). You can use LED bulbs.

COLOR: See above.

SIZE: See above. As well, the shade is 16-inches wide.

CONDITION:

  • I love writing this: the shade is undamaged.
  • The porcelain sockets and wiring are new.
  • Under the shade is a wide metal disk. This is steel with a brass-like finish. The finish is worn (see images).
  • The crystals are new, which match the lost originals.

SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!