5 Greek Key Shades
Here for you is another block buster set of 5 GREEK KEY shades.
The Greek key pattern has been used throughout history and in many places. Since it is a simple geometric pattern, it isn't surprising that so many people have used it. The ancient Greeks certainly used it, as carvings on their temples, and on their pottery. You can see a simple Greek key on the head band of the famous Charioteer statue found at Delphi (see left). The Romans liked the pattern as well, using it in their mosaics. However, it's used elsewhere in the world. The Dongson (or Dong Son) culture, which was centered around the Tonkin gulf in present-day Vietnam used Greek key ornamentation. It has also been used by Hopi people in North America.1920'S ~ Set of 5 ~ Amber GREEK KEY Design 10" fitter Center Dome / Bowl Shade and 4 Side 2-1/4" fitter Shades
In this auction, you will receive a matching set of 5 shades ... dating back to the 1920's.
The color is amber ... the design is classic Greek Key.
1 - large center dome shade
4 - side shades
Shade measures approx: 12" in diameter, 8-1/2" drop, 10" fitter
There is one small manufacturers' bubble in the glass -circled in photo above.
It is hard to notice and does not detract from the beauty of the shade.
The center dome shade is in very good condition with no chips, no cracks.
You can use these in the up or down position
Each shade measures: 4-1/2" high, 4-1/2" in diameter, 2-1/4" fitters
Two out of the four shades are in very good condition with no chips, no cracks.
The 3rd shade has a few very very tiny flea bites at inside bottom edge. They are very hard to notice.
The 4th shade has a chip at fitter, and a small chip at bottom edge (circled in above two photos). The chip at fitter will not be seen with shade in place. The small chip at bottom edge can be turned to inside, and won't be noticeable.
A really beautiful set! You can either use all 5 shades in one hanging fixture / chandelier ... or split them up to use in more than one fixture.