> It is a beautiful lamp. He says there are
> no markings, but I do not know how he can be
> guaranteeing it is that old with out
> documentation. Wouldn't he have to have an appraisal
> at least to make that type of
He told me this: "It is certainly an antique, period lamp. I believe the Suess Ornamental Glass Company was formed in 1886. Max Suess died in 1904 leaving the company to his son Walter. In 1908, Walter died and the company ceased operations in 1910. Since Suess was known for large bases like this and large shades, I believe it is a fair attribution that it is Suess. Since electric was being used in lamps around 1905, I would say my circa 1910 was fairly accurate. If you want to be exact, it was probably made between 1905-1910. If it wasn't made by Suess, it is for sure pre-1930 but probably earlier since bronze got so expensive in this time frame which is why Handel, Wilkinson, Duffner and others started making white metal bases later in their production. Let me know if you need additional information. "