Vianne Art Deco Golden Mouchete Glass and Brass Ormulu Anemone Lamp, Early 20th C., French
THE ITEM This set is of two parts; first, the lampshade;
This particular hand blown lampshade is a rare early 20th century find - in its combination of quality, shape and colour palette. The bursts and swirls of deeper amber within the varying shades of gold are particularly refined in the mouchete satin or 'satine' effect. If you search online, you will see later lampshades of mouchete satin displayed a coarser blend in colours. The lamp shade bears the etched Vianne signature as well as the original Vianne label.
The second part, the lamp base is a gloriously golden brass ormulu example of art deco abstract anemone and geometric design, with three arms supporting the lampshade. The arms each have a screw with which you tighten to secure the lampshade in place, I have left these deliberately loose in the photos. The lamp base is unmarked.
Together, the two pieces offer a lamp which is a wonderful representation of sunshine itself to brighten any room, whatever the season.
Lampshade: excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches, faint wear around edge of rim commensurable with age. Lamp base has small stains, again commensurable with age, however is fully functioning. Note that the plug extension is European and lightbulb is not included. Please do see photos as part of condition report. The light is fitted with a European plug and in excellent working condition.
MEASUREMENTS Lamp shade - height: c. 7.8" / 20 cm by c. 8.1" / 21 cm diameter Lamp base - height: c. 6.3" /16.5 cm by width: c. 7.3" / 19 cm (arm to arm) Lamp shade and base combined - height: 13.1" / 34 cm
Unpackaged weight (lampshade and base) c. 2.1 kg / 2,063 g
NOTES Lamp base and shade will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Vianne was one of the biggest glass companies in France who produced fine hand blown glassware and was the last surviving glass company in France to do so until its closure in 2005. Vianne lampshades were used widely all over the world and its likely that you can still find some of their late 20th century pieces in lighting stores today.
Brass Ormulu (from French or moulu, signifying ground or pounded gold) is an English term, used since the 18th century for the gilding technique of applying finely ground, high-carat gold–mercury amalgam to an object of bronze, and for objects finished in this way. The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold coating. The French refer to this technique as bronze doré; in English, it is known as "gilt bronze".
1970s Dutch Herda UFO Volcanic Lava and Orange Ceramic Pendant Lamp with Rolly Extender - Rare Size
THE ITEM Presenting a fantastic piece of Dutch Mid Century Modern design ceramic in the form of a UFO pendant lamp, created during the Eames, Panton era. This particular design is rare enough to encounter, let alone in such excellent condition as well as size (c. 12" / 30 cm in diameter and with a height of c. 8.3" / 21 cm).
The volcanic lava is wonderfully tactile; thickly applied white semi-gloss glaze is interspersed with a dark chocolate brown. The lava sits as two bands, one at the base of the lamp and one at the 'shoulders' of the lamp, at the base of the milky-cocoa gloss glaze.
The semi-matte deep pumpkin orange glaze section has a balanced number of holes to let the light through and even without the light on, its a beautiful piece of work of ceramic art in itself.
A big plus is that the lamp is fitted with a Rolly, the Rolly Brevettato wiring support was designed for electrical chandeliers created by Italian company Elettrolampart Componenti. This particular Rolly can support weights of up to 4kg and allows the lamp to extend up to a length of c. 125 cm / 49" - should the room or space have a particularly high ceiling.
This excellent piece would grace any space with Mid Century, Modernist or Contemporary design inspired decor.
CONDITION Excellent, with no chips, cracks or scratches to the body of the ceramic. There is light wear to black metal cap at the top of the lamp and light rust in the Rolly key, both signs of wear which is commensurable with age of the piece, please see photos as part of the condition report.
MEASUREMENTS Height: c. 8.3" / 21 cm tall x c. 12" / 30 cm in diameter (across the bodys widest point). Rolly extendable length: up to c. 49" / 125 cm Unpackaged weight: c. 2.7 kg / 2,708 g
NOTES Lamp will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY Unfortunately it's not been possible to trace more detailed provenance on this piece, with the exception that this piece was made in the Herda, the Netherlands.
Collectors: 1930s French Ezan Opalescent Glass in Art Deco Icicles Design Lamp Shade and Brass Base
THE ITEM Presenting an exceptional piece of Art Deco influenced design with traces of the Art Nouveau movement in the fabulous combination of brass and glass.
This lampshade is a rare early 20th century find, whilst it's not uncommon to find an Ezan chandelier or sconces, it's less easy to find a lampshade this size with lamp base. The early opalescent glass is made with a technique which incorporated bone ash into the crafting process, you can tell this because when light strikes the glass, it shows off orange-red hues.
The lampshade's stylised and geometrically arranged icicle are a recognised design signature of the glassworks Ezan decor, they also show off the Art Deco design movement influences, which were at it's height when this was made. The same design influence is reflected in the brass lamp base as are traces of Art Nouveau; the stylised petals crown the top of the base as are stylised leaves and flower buds adorning the rest of the base.
The Art Deco movement was a combination of Modernist styles, fine craftsmanship, rich materials and a breakaway from the previous Art Nouveau design period of detailed ornamentation and heavier materials. During its heyday, the movement represented luxury, glamour and exuberance. This lamp is a beautiful piece of history, epitomising its design roots and would suit a room with Modernist, Contemporary or Vintage inspired decor.
A BIT OF HISTORY Unfortunately, very little is known about the Ezan glassworks or 'Maison Ezan', other than the site of the factory was based in Ezanville, France where the Ezan glass was produced. Ezan's best known works are in the opalescent stylised icicles, which were hugely popular in the 1930s.
CONDITION Lampshade: excellent, there is light wear which is commensurate with the age of the piece. There is one tiny fleabite on the inside of the rim - see the last photo of this listing just to get an idea of how tiny this chip is, I've mentioned it for the sake of completeness. Lamp base has a charming aged patina and a small lift to one edge, again commensurable with age - please do see photos as part of condition report. The lamp is fully functioning, please note that the plug extension is European.
MEASUREMENTS Lamp shade - height: c. 3.1" / 8 cm by c. 8.7" / 22 cm diameter (base diameter c.3.1" / 8cm) Lamp base - height: c. 7.1" / 18 cm by width: c. 7.3" / 18.5 cm (base diameter) Lamp shade and base combined - height: 8.3" / 21 cm
Unpackaged weight: c. 2.1 kg / 2,103 g
NOTES Lamp base and shade will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Lightbulb is not included. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
1970s Italian Murano AV Mazzega Mid Mod Space Age Frosted White and Blue Glass Sconce / Wall Lamp
THE ITEM A Modern styled wall light which carries Art Deco influences in its shape, made of Murano frosted white glass shaped with a gentle curve, the frosted glass is trimmed across the top with a twin band of clear electric blue glass and once slid into the wall bracket it creates a shallow sconce.
An elegant light made of with recognised craftsmanship and technique, would suit a retro, mid century modern, contemporary or vintage decor themed room.
A BIT OF HISTORY The roots of Mazzega lie in Murano, a land of master glass-workers still guarding today the age-old hand made glass working techniques. In over seventy years the company revived and reinterpreted the Murano heritage with passion and tenacity, inviting international designers to take on the alchemies of sands, oxides and powders.
CONDITION Excellent, no scratches or chips to the main body, there is one chip on the right edge of the glass but as this slots into the metal wall bracket, it is not visible but has been mentioned for completeness - please see photos as part of the condition report. Light bears original 'AV Mazzega, Murano, Made in Italy' sticker.
MEASUREMENTS c. 14.5" / 37 cm in length x 8.7" / 22 cm tall x / 19 cm in depth Unpackaged weight: c. 1.8 kg / 1,768 g
NOTES Light will be carefully packaged and shipping will be insured. Please not that this light will need to be fitted and does not have plug. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.