Ordered this lamp 6/12, and didn't receive until 8/1. Received wrong lamp, and had to return, wait for them to receive the return to reship. Glad I wasn't on a deadline! That being said.... I love the lamp. It is definitely glass, the beadwork on the bottom is plastic, but it makes it so much more interesting. The base weighs a ton, so it is very well grounded. Wish the base color was lighter, considering spray painting it after I live with it a while. I love that it has two bulbs so you can adjust the lighting a lot. Tons of personality and compliments, everyone wants to know where I found such a unique lamp. Fits the decor and tone of my 1939 home perfectly.