Rare Victorian Powder Blue thumbprint Glass 8 1/4" Shade with Antique Brass Hardware


Rare Victorian late 1800's Powder Blue glass thumbprint 8 1/4" shade, now rewired and ready to install in your home with all the necessary hardware you will need, shown with Antique Brass Hardware and solid brown woven wire. This is just a fantastic find no chips or cracks in the glass in such fantastic condition for a shade this old. The light from this glass is just breathtaking, this shade was originally on an old gas light.

A Victorian thumbprint iridescent hand-blown glass shade is a captivating and intricate piece of art that embodies the opulence and craftsmanship of the Victorian era. This type of glass shade is known for its unique characteristics and exceptional beauty. The hallmark feature of a Victorian thumbprint iridescent hand-blown glass shade is its stunning iridescence. When the light interacts with the surface, it produces a mesmerizing play of colors that shimmer and shift, creating an almost magical, ethereal quality.

Each shade is meticulously hand-blown by skilled artisans, making it a testament to the craftsmanship of the Victorian period. The process involves the careful shaping and manipulation of molten glass, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece. The term "thumbprint" refers to the distinctive texture on the glass surface. This texture consists of small, raised circular patterns that resemble the impressions left by a thumb. These patterns add depth and tactility to the shade, making it not only visually captivating but also intriguing to the touch.

Whether used in an antique-inspired Victorian decor or as a statement piece in a more modern setting, these glass shades offer timeless aesthetics that never go out of style and will add a touch of luxury and nostalgia to any interior space.

Shade Details: Victorian Powder Blue Thumbprint Shade

Diameter: 8 1/4"

Height: 4 1/4" 

Shade holder: 4"

Hardware: Antique Brass Hardware

Type: Hard-wired pendant

Standard Wire Length: 36"

Total Drop: Adjustable at install

Max Wattage: 100 watts

UL rated components

Socket: 250W / 250V

SKU: 1455

If you would like to choose your own Hardware/Wire selection, you'll make your hardware and wire selection when you add it to your cart.

Hardware Option: Satin Nickel, Satin Brass, Antique Brass, Black

Wire Options: Solid White Woven, Gold & White Houndstooth, Black & White Houndstooth, Solid Brown Woven, Red & White Zig Zag, Solid Red Woven, Black & White Houndstooth, Solid Black Woven, Black Rubber


Please note this is an antique shade and was preowned. Shade is in excellent condition but will have slight imperfections due to age and is sold as is. The hardware is new.

***Note***: Please note that I have a unique situation as far as shipping goes. My shades/fixtures are stored off site and I will need 2 weeks to make and ship your fixture. If this is a rush order please reach out and I will do my best to get your fixture to you as fast as I possibly can.

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