You've probably seen these before- there's certainly a few to be found in Australia, but they're hard to find in perfect condition like this.
The entire shade and 'base' have a plastic ribbon wound around a black wire frame...and you know how crazy I am for 50s black wire stuff!
Close-up of the shade ribbon.
Currently residing on a retro corner table in my lounge room, not the ideal place really, but too bad, I just had to use it NOW.
I just bought this tonight too, I have a couple of other pieces similar but not in this shape or colour, so again I was very pleased to make this addition to my little collection.