Glass Ball Shades, originally used on gone with the wind lamps, banquet lamps and parlor lamps were a favorite of the Victorian era, Extravagant eye-catching floral designs surround many of these hand painted gone with the wind lamp shades, each individual shade is a true work of art. Simple white glass is often selected when a neutral appearance is preferred or when a vintage painted lamp base cannot be matched. Whimsical frosted glass ball shades offered with clear or cranberry ruffled tops provide a soft welcoming appearance. Each coloration is unique and should be considered when choosing a shade. The simple round shape yet look-at-me appearance define this era of antique glass ball shades.