We were lucky enough to find a collection of 10 of these very rare Bellova shades in different shades and colors. This is #10 of 10. They were produced in Czechoslovakia starting in about 1923 and were produced for the HG McFaddin Co., also the manufacturer of Emeralite lamps. They produced many different shades of glass shades in many different colors. One of the most readily identifiable features is the lace pattern painted on the tops and bottoms separated by a band of flowers, along with a bottom finial of glass. I understand that all of the Bellova shades were signed at the factory and like the signature on Steuben shades, it is quite common for the signature to have been erased when washing the glass. Fortunately this one has it's full signature mostly intact.
Tan top and bottom. Although no lace on this one it would still be readily recognized as an original Bellova shade by the intricate and delicate flowers circling the body of the glass.
Both the delicate paint and the glass are in excellent condition.
NOTE: Ceiling fitter may be different than example shown.
Original Tan and Flowered Bellova Glass Shade on Vintage Fitter