Kiaat, Salvaged light fitting

 

My story.

 

I found this lamp under years of dust in a scrap yard shed. The owner was incredulous when I said I wanted it. After a good wash, the texture of the coloured glass came through really nicely. When making the frame, I wanted the foot to be well balanced but still delicate. As it came together, the base reminded me of a Sabre Tooth Tiger, hence the name. I clearly remember fittings like this from the 1970s. It is really interesting that 2017 sees brown glass shades back in fashion again.