Unforetunately, this lamp's shade and "glass" aren't glass, rather some heavy plastic or resin. Should have known by the price because I got a smaller one many years ago from Overstock for close to the same price. It looks OK in the daytime if you don't touch it, but at night looks pretty cheap.
The colors are very pretty. However, the shade has large spots that look like water was splashed on the shade in the preparation process; naturally these flaws are highlighted when the lamp is on. I have Tiffany style lamps in every room of my house, and none of them have this type of flaw. Another disappointment: The packaging. My gosh...leave a little room to get the thing out of the box. It took me 30 minutes and three tries to get the shade out. Frankly if it hadn't been so hard to get out of the box, I would probably put the lamp right back in and return it. My Overstock experiences have been fair to poor, come to think of it. Guess I'll go look elsewhere for my purchases from now on.
I like this Tiffany style lamp so much that sometimes I turn it on during the day! The colors just glow so beautifully. The glass seems to be a little plastic, but if you want a Tiffany style lamp, without splurging for a real Tiffany, this lamp is where it's at!! I put bright daylight white bulbs in it to bring out the colors:)
Received my first one, five years ago. It was stolen. Received my second one, two years ago, moved. My belongings were put into a storage unit. It was broken into. Stolen again, along with $25,000.00 of my beautiful antique. Just received my third one. I love this lamp. Let's hope and pray, This one will stay with me forever.
The lamp was easy to screw together. It comes completely wired. All you have to do is screw the 3 pieces together. The base takes a small 15 watt bulb similar to ones in night light. We put 60 watt bulbs in top of the lamp. It looks terrific. We could not be more happy.
I was really worried about all the reviews about plastic, but the lamp is made of stained glass. The description is correct, "400 hand-cut pieces of bent glass in this Chloe light table lamp." The main colored glass is striated and is called art glass in the stained glass supply stores. it is beautiful when lit up, but it is also very pretty in front of a sunny window, when the sun hits it, the bottom 3 inches of the shade shimmer like a border. They mention variations in color among lamps, but mine, when lit, looks more aqua/green with a few pieces of turquoise. But when not lit looks turquoise. The border around the bottom of the shade is smoky lavender with pale lavender insets. The only thing that is a little crude is what looks like a bent wire decor piece at the top of the base near the pull chains. It's more like a bent piece of metal rod, and the ends are just chopped off, somewhat indelicate compared to the delicacy of the rest of the lamp. And mine didn't have the 7 watt candelabra bulb, so I'll have to disassemble it after purchasing one. But it is a lovely lamp, it glows beautifully..