Decorative opal and hand painted
glass ball shades
were favored in the Victorian era.
- Ball shades are customarily used on tall banquet lamps and piano lamps.
- Smaller ruffled top ball shades are used on shorter banquet lamps and antique lamps which have a 4″shade holder.
Bottom Fitter: Ball shades have an open, straight-sided bottom to fit a
4″ fitter shade holder
. This bottom shade diameter must match the shade holder.
Height should also be considered so that the shade is proportional to the lamp.