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PAIR (2) vtg antique CAST BRONZE? HANGING LIGHT FIXTURES-art studio glass lamps

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Seller: geewiz515 (79) 100%, Location: Urbandale, Iowa, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 142149812930 Here is a unique pair of antique light fixtures that appear to have been made by an art studio a long time ago. I came across them in a barn filled with items saved by a man who was in the renovation business. They appear to me to be made of copper, but a friend with more knowledge of metals used in art studios says it is some type of brass alloy, more like bronze or "gold brass" which is a mix of 85% copper, 15% zinc. With their 8"-long hanging chains the fixtures measure 19" long. They were covered with 4 layers of paint which I removed. The top and bottom housings are sand-castings -- really heavy with just those two parts weighing over 4.5 pounds (without the glass or hardware, just the castings). All of the original glass was still in the fixtures, none of it cracked, though still a little dirty. It's an old art glass with lots of bubbles, swirl, and pattern in it. A couple of the pieces appear to be tinted slightly different than the others (see photos). The glass pieces are held in place with tapered copper strips in the upper and lower castings. Two copper screws hold each copper strip in place. The screws thread into tiny copper threaded cylinders soldered to the side of the castings. Five of those little cylinders came loose and need to be resoldered in the upper castings (see 7th photo). I have those loose cylinders and will include them. The upper housings have a threaded attachment for a standard electrical socket -- the old ones were in too poor condition to re-use. The upper housing attaches to the lower housing via a bayonet-style mount: to secure the two housings together you align the four pins in the upper housing with the slots in the lower housing, lower the upper housing, and give a slight twist. As you can see in the photos, two of the total eight slots still have their upper strip of copper that holds the pin -- the other six require that a small bit of copper or brass be soldered in place to restore the bayonet mount. I suspect that with the build-up of paint on the fixtures over time, it became difficult to remove and reinstall the lower housing when changing a light bulb, so the two housings were simply jammed together, breaking off the tiny copper leg. Not a difficult task to fix those for someone with soldering skills, but I'm not that guy so I'm offering these lamps for sale. True pieces of vintage art waiting for final restoration. Quoted shipping is to the lower 48 states. Check my feedback and buy with confidence knowing that your gauges will be safely and promptly shipped. Thanks for looking. Condition: Excellent overall condition with patina, light scuffs and scratches. Includes all the castings, all hand-cut glass pieces, all copper retaining strips and screws for holding the glass in place. Requires new sockets, rewiring, and minor soldering., Material: Copper

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