This is a detail of an antique lampshade belonging to my mother-in-law. She inherited it from her mother, so it may be 80 years old, and perhaps even older than that. As you can see in the photo below, the shade itself is made of engraved glass to which are attached strands of glass beads. It hangs from the ceiling by a woven silk rope.
I think it may be Art Nouveau style (which is called Liberty in Italian), but I'm not sure. Does anyone know more about this? In any case, it is simply beautiful!
A Curious Artifact
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