White Melon Lamp Shades are an uncommon bulbous shape with a ruffle crimp top. It gets it's name from the melon like shape and appearance. Made of white milk glass, these melon lamp shades offer excellent light for reading and tasks. Vintage appearance compliments antique oil lamps that are plain or decorated. Made in the USA, these melon lamp shades have been a favorite for generations.
Originally used on oil lamps in America during the mid to late 19th century
Made in USA
Shades are measured by bottom diameter, across the base.
Bottom diameter is slightly less than 10", which is normal.
9-7/8" Bottom Diameter
Replacing Student Lampshades
Replacement Student Lamp Shades
Authentic copies are offered in white opal glass, dark green cased glass and hand painted floral designs. Glass Student Lamp Shades were made in: 6", 7", 10", 12" and 14" bottom fitter sizes.
7" Student Shades typically fit: 8" - 9" lamp bases
10" Student Shades typically fit: 9" - 10-1/2" lamp bases
Glass student shades are blown in a mold. This causes slight differences in thickness of glass and actual bottom diameters. If needing a pair please order together to assure match.
The bottom diameter, referred to as the fitter. It is typically slightly under-size, this is normal due to glass blowing techniques.
Determining Shade Holders: tripods, spiders and ring holders are used to support student shades.
Lamp burner or socket will determine appropriate center ring size of holder, shade will determine shade holder size.
Tripods and Ring Holders are used with lamp burners.
Select shade holders with a center hole to fit your lamp burner.