This beautiful pair of art nouveau pulled feather lamp shades are signed Quezal. The Quezal company was in business from 1901 to 1924. As people turned from oil lamps to electric lighting there was a huge demand for new lights and shades.The company was founded by Martin Bach and Thomas Johnson, who had both worked for Tiffany and were privy to their glass formulas and techniques. The signatures on these shades are on the fitter rim and were wheel engraved and rubbed with black coloring. One signature is very dark, the other is a bit more difficult to read.
The pulled feathers are green with reddish color at the points. The gold around the feathers iridizes red as well.
Inside the lamps are completely covered with iridescent gold aurene. One shade has pink iridescence along with the gold. The shades are 2 7/8 inches high and about 4 7/8 inches in diameter at the widest. They measure 4 1/8 inches across the top of the rim fitters and 4 3/8 inches across the bottom.The only difference in measurements between the 2 is that the opening on the rim fitter is 1/8 inch larger on one. The only flaws are a small protruding bump on the shade with the clearer signature, and a small white scratch on the pearly cream colored bottom just below the point of one feather - see photos. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamp Shades". The seller is "forestseeker" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.