1960s Mexican amber glass wrought iron hanging lantern vintage blown caged glass pendant orb

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Here we have a lovely hand blown caged amber glass from Mexico, taken out of a Southwest style New Mexican home that was built in the 1960s. This pendant lamp has "crackle glass," made so intentionally for the unusual texture. The lamp is missing its iron cap, along with the ring at the top that normally would link to chains for hanging the lamp. In lieu of a cap, someone has ad-libbed a piece of black wire from which one would hang the lamp. I have a similar piece WITH the cap listed for 2x the price as this one, which is discounted on account of the missing part. Nonetheless, this lamp would be great for hanging outdoors in a bohemian garden.

The caged glass lantern globe measures about 10" in diameter at the widest point (and about 28" around when taking a tape measure around the globe) by about 11" tall from the base to the flat top of the ring. (Note that my measurements are estimates only; getting precise measurements is difficult given the shape of the piece.) Take extra precaution with the cut glass at the top. I stuck my hand into the globe to clean out decades of dirt and moths and debris, so that you won't have to. But if you use the piece as a lamp, you will need to fiddle with that inner area to place the light. The lamp is heavy, measuring about 3.5 pounds. Glass is in good condition--yes, lots of crackle yet no cracks nor chips--and while I did clean out the interior, I only lightly cleaned the exterior. The dust accumulated in areas around the iron shows age and in my opinion is a sort of patina to the piece. The metal is solid, although rusted and scratched considerably. The handle at the top is, again, made as a stopgap solution to the fact that the cap is missing.

An old imperfect piece, sure to add the perfect touch to your space.


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