The porcelain vessel is a very fine glaze lightly salted to give a birds egg finish that imparts the lavender colors yet ensure it does not appear as a pure 100% color, thus pleasing the eye. The lampshade is fiberglass and original and has a few marks to it. The porcelain is in perfect condition. We feel the lamp would benefit from a new shade, though we are offering the original. The lampshade is made of fiberglass. This designer lamp is exceptional.