Original French table lamp, manufactured around 1920 - 1930. The wrought iron base, painted in black with golden mountings, holds a well shining, handblown pâte de verre glass shade which is not signed. The shade contains mostly yellow and blue as well as some orange pigments. The original French B22 bayonet socket proves the originality of the lamp. It has been newly electrified. Appropriate light bulbs can be obtained in speciality shops. For the buyers convenience, 2 light bulbs are included.
Not all lamps of that aera has been signed. Most likely that lamp is attributable to Jean Noverdy in Dijon, France. Its in perfect condition; no chips or cracks of the glass.
Art Deco is a major direction of design, arts, and architecture in the years 1920-1940. The term Art déco (derived from French “art décoratif”) originated in connection with the exhibition “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes”, which took place in Paris in 1925. Art deco succeeded Art Nouveau, from which it incorporated numerous stylistic features. Therefore, Art Deco combines floral forms of Art Nouveau and more geometric elements of functionalism, such as the Bauhaus. In addition, Cubism and elements of foreign cultures, such as Africa, ancient Egypt or China are present. Preference for precious, luxurious materials are characteristic.
Art Deco exerted its greatest influence on design of furniture, household goods, fabrics, jewellery, and on the entire field of interior design as well as architecture.