Here for your consideration is the rare and beautiful Suess POINSETTIA in full bloom. This excellent lamp measures a whopping 24" at the shade and 26.5" high with a huge and stable 11" foot. The Suess Co. built their products with heavy solid bronze. All very heavy duty and used great patina. Here is an opportunity to own a historically powerful, a true piece of American period lighting. Has four Hubbell's with acorn chain pulls for good lite distribution. The variegated glass is really special high quality with great and strong colors and the superb workmanship ever. Throws off magical lite. Has a few tight heat lines as one would expect with a century old lamp. Has been rewired for safety and ready for another century of service. This lamp, shade and base is displayed on page #13 of the SUESS LAMP BOOK. $8,950. The high end Suess lamps of this caliber have brought $15,000 to $20,000 in good economic times.
Suess Ornamental Glass and Lamp Co.750 -760 Troop Street Chicago, IL.
Circa 1895 - 1908. The Suess Co. was created in Chicago by a group of talented artists that desired to make superior lamps to rival Tiffany. Some of the artists and workman left Tiffany Co. for Suess. They used the finest glass and workmanship and designs. Here is a quote from the Suess book "we have spared no pains whatsoever in the design, material or workmanship of our lamps to give full value. At much expense we have sought to produce original colors, and designs that you may have proper conception of their beauty. Our Suess lamps represent the highest artistic talent in design, the best material and the most skillful craftsmanship obtainable." Today the Suess lamps are rare and coveted and command high prices when they come available. May 23,1908 a box company next door caught fire and burned Suess to the ground, ending production.