|Princess Lamp Updated 9/14/2012|
|A lot of controversy surrounds the origins this lamp. The base is known to have been made by US Glass and is sometimes found with a cloth shade. Yet, the example shown here is typical with a Lined Lattice vase that has been used as the shade. Lined Lattice, of course, was made by Dugan. It's entirely possible that a distributor bought both the bases and the vases and combined them for a special order.
Whatever the origin, they're very desirable. A marigold example, with a cloth shade, brought $250 in 2003. In 2004, a purple example with no shade sold for $450 and in 2006, a purple lamp base with a Lined Lattice shade sold for $800 while one with a marigold painted shade brought $400. In 2009, a purple lamp with no shade sold for $150 and in 2012 one with a cloth shade sold for $325.