Stunning Art Nouveau Loetz iridescent egg shape glass shade in the papillon pattern in the candia colourway of gold and cream with iridescence of pinks and blue. A beautiful item, it certainly doesn't need a lamp to be worth displaying, just make sure it's placed where is catches the light! It is unsigned but I believe to be Loetz, c.1890-1900.
It measures 8" high and 4 3/4" wide. The opening is 1 1/2" at its narrowest, i.e. where the bulb would sit, and 2" at the outside, where the shade would sit inside a bracket fitting.
Condition is excellent with just a couple of tiny nicks around the edge of the fitting lip.