New Deco-style Saturn Lamps in Frosted GlassBy

New Deco-Style Saturn Lamps - In Frosted Glass

A national mail-order catalog sold a new version of an Art Deco classic, the figural glass Saturn lamp. This design was originally introduced at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Both originals and the reproductions are made of matte finish glass with air brushed designs of crescents and stars on the top half of the "planet". Original hardware, such as the finial, and base-to-shade connector, is virtually always nickle plated brass. These parts on new lamps are shiny brass. New lamps were only offered with blue designs on pink glass and blue designs on clear glass. Retail price of new lamps was around, $79. Height of both new and old about 11″.