Frosted Ball Shadesoffer an enchanting look to interiors. The unique appearance yet neutral hue complements most lamps. When lit the satin-like-glass produces a warm glow.
Frosted ball shades were originally used during the Victorian era. Use on lamps with 4” ball shade holders. These frosted ball shades are seen on table, floor and hanging lamps.
Frosted ball shades are glass with a pale, soft gray mist. A delicate etched design encircles the entire shade. This ball shade can be viewed from any direction as the pattern wraps all-the-way-around the ball.
Selecting Ball Shades
Ball shades are measured by
Bottom Fitter: most ball shades have an open, straight-sided base fitting a 4" fitter shade holder.
Height: shade should be proportional to lamp. Height is measured by inserting a ruler inside shade.
The right Chimney
Chimney height must be taller than shade.
Bulge of chimney must be narrow enough to slide through interior of shade base. The maximum bulge size to fit through our ball shades is 3-5/8"
Large ball shades are customarily used on tall banquet lamps and piano lamps. Smaller ruffled top ball shades are typically seen on shorter banquet lamps and some table lamps.