Porceline Lamp shade Important Piece

mangotooDecember 29, 2010

We have what we think is an old porceline lamp shade. It came from an old Rayo Lamp. The lamp shade has five seams that forms the shade all together which is a little unusual. Probably due to the design which is moulded into the Shade.

The design features four American Eagels with a shield upon the breast, and in the right talon, one olive branch, and in the left talon, three arrows. The head is also facing to the rightside just like the olive branch. The eagel ( if that's what it is ), has its wings herald, and is perching on a laurel wreath. Below the wreath there are thirteen illumination beams. Above or opposite the Laurel wreath there are seven stars which are arching over the Eagel in a symmetric display.

There are no trademarks or identification marks as far as we are able to tell. We want to have the piece authenticated and valued. We seem to believe that the seven stars could indicate either the Seventh President i.e. Andrew Jackson, or the Seventh State which was Maryland 1788. Washington DC is in Maryland. But this is assuming that stars reresent states. We therorize that this piece was important, meaning it could of been in the oval office, Senate, Congress, Supreme Court, DoD, etc. We just don't know. We have ruled out common retail, whatever the era, mostly because of the lack of trademark.

We were encouraged to have the piece look at and reviewed for auction like Southebys'. We've never experimented with this so we're not quite sure what to expect or what cost might be involved. We would like something certified to 1), Identify the piece. And 2), determine its value.

Please feel free to comment on anything that may arm us regarding this most interesting piece.

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lazy_gardens

You are claiming it is "important" before it has been evaluated and before you have posted pictures. Please post some good pictures of all the details you are so excited about.

Rayo lamps were made by Bradley & Hubbard exclusively for Standard Oil, so the shade can't be any older than 1906, when the trademark was first used in commerce.

Word Mark RAYO
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 011. US 034. G & S: OIL-LAMPS. FIRST USE: 19060801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19060801
Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM
Serial Number 71021902
Filing Date September 4, 1906
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 0057820
Registration Date November 27, 1906
Owner (REGISTRANT) STANDARD OIL COMPANY CORPORATION NEW JERSEY TWENTY-SECOND STREET BAYONNE NEW JERSEY
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Renewal 3RD RENEWAL 19661127
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

    Bookmark   December 29, 2010 at 8:08PM
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lindac

Before any opinions are offered, a picture would be nice.
The lack of a trade mark means not a thing....
You say porcelain.....could it be opaque glass?
The design of the number of stars and the way the head of the eagle faces means nothing....many factory made pieces have a similar design.
Does the link below show something like your shade?
Post a picture!!

Here is a link that might be useful: shade

    Bookmark   December 29, 2010 at 9:36PM
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