Victorian Ball Shades complement many antique lamps from the late 19th century. The color combination is striking, made up of brown, yellow and pink. Although this mixture sounds unusual, it is beautiful, epitomizing the Victorian era. It When lit the ball shade produces a warm, soft glow.
Use on antique Gone With the Wind style lamps and brass Banquet lamps. Lamp must have a 4" ball-shade-holder to hold shade.
Victorian Ball Shades are blown glass. Each shade is hand painted with large pink roses. The background is a soft lemon yellow with a cocoa brown tint near bottom of shade. These fascinating ball shades are made in America.
Selecting Victorian 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.