The Suess Ornamental Glass Co. was established in 1886 in Chicago, Illinois and specialized in 'decorative glass of every description.' Their luxury table lamps represent the highest artistic designs and craftsmanship produced by the firm and featured exquisite balance, color and contour. cf. The Suess Ornamental Glass Co. Art Glass Shades and Lead Art Glass Metal, Catalogue No. 10, 1906, fig. 423 for an illustration of a similar shade and base.