Fostoria Lamp & Shade Co., Moundsville, WV.
Title RARE ROSE FOSTORIA MINATURE LAMP SHADE.
Seller ID 90-0742
Pink cased opaque white glass with satin finish. Mold blown. 2 3/8 h. x 4 d. Fostoria Lamp & Shade Co., Moundsville, WV. 1890s. This is same general design as salt shakersHeacock calls Rose Petals in Bk. 3, Fig. 267 and Lechner calls Pink Rose in World of Salt Shakers, 2nd Ed., p. 90). The design was patented for a closed vessel with perforated cover (illustrated with a salt shaker) in March 1891 by Nicholas Kopp, Jr. & assigned to Fostoria Lamp & Shade Co.Fostoria made shades in this pattern, which were called Rose, but all shown in the available glass/ lamp literature have 4 rows of petals (Cf. Murray, Fostoria, Ohio Glass II, p. 164; McDonald, Evolution of the Night Lamp, p.53; Smith, Miniature Lamps, p. 166 & 7; Smith, Miniature Lamps II, p. 197; Thuro, Oil Lamps, p. 305), whereas this shade has 3 additional rows of petals at the top. The hand & table lamps in Thuro arenot attributed, but are shown in a 1912 Fostoria Glass catalog. Minor nicks on the outer edge of the bottom rim o/w Fine (No defects).