Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beautiful Smoke Bell

This darling thing is about 8 inches tall. If you are lighting your home with kerosene, the residue ends up on your ceilings, so Victorian light fixtures suspended creations like these over their lamp chimneys. This is a terrific example - very fine, translucent milk glass with a lovely raspberry-red rim. Some Valentine!

Here's ours:

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