When you come across the word Barsony in Australia, they are usually referred to as black lady lamps. Some are purely decorative while others were used as ashtrays or vases. The most popular are those that come with the original shade in genuine retro colours pink, yellow, red or aqua, usually contrasted with black. For the enthusiast of antique pieces, the name Barsony is well known. This Barsony Black Lady Lamp & shade is as good as any I have seen. Very rare to find in this condition with a beautiful painted design on her chest. Marked on the base FL-48, this Lady sold for $405.00 in April 2009 in Australia.