Glass smoke bell, canopy shade
White glazed, for oil lamp, No Reserve

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Here is a glazed white glass soot catcher for hanging over a candle, gas or oil lamp to keep the room clean. Also known as a smoke bell or canopy, or canopy shade.

This is the first example of an all-glass smoke bell I've seen. All the other catchers I've seen are tin or brass or nickel plate. This catcher is completely made of glass, including the hanging loop, perhaps made as an end-of-day piece.

I found it at a flea market near Cambridge, Ohio, the home town for Cambridge Glass, Guernsey Glass, Degenheart Glass, Boyd Art Glass, Mosser Glass, and near to a number of other Ohio and West Virginia glass makers. There's a good chance it was made in this area, but I don't know the maker.

The bell is like new, with no chips, nicks, or nips. There is a sharp spot at the end to the loop, against the top of the bell, where the loop completes its circle. Under a magnifying glass, this sharp point appears to be original. The catcher is fairly large. About 7.5 inches across and 3.3 inches tall.

It may be worth a lot more than my minimum bid, but I'll leave the final value up to you bidders. It goes to the winning bidder with no reserve.

Good luck!

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