I bought it in Scotland in about 1990 and I currently live in London. I believe it is French. I managed to get it working again based on a tip from Autumn on this forum. It just needed a gentle shake."
"Bought in the USA? EXTREMELY rare here.Your lamp is defective, better just send it to me and be done with it! (Kidding...) Seriously, what wattage of bulb do you have in it? And some of these need to be briefly upended before they really go to town."
"Have you shaken the lamp? Bubble lights often have camphor in them and if it cannot dissolve it will not bubble. Shaking it up may help it dissolve again. These used to be common here in America as christmas lights, but their popularity has declined…"
"There is no way to open these lamps. The lamps are one piece hand blown and sealed forever from what I've seen and I own several of these lamps in various shapes. I'm guessing whoever owned your lamp either left it on too…"