1930's French by Degue yellow/gold Geometric plafonier
Item #1325 SOLD
A magnificent and rare 1930′s French Art Deco ceiling fixture by the world-renowned cameo art glassmaker Degué. The fixture has clearly been cherished over the years and is in absolutely perfect condition. The yellow frosted glass “vasque” is hand-moulded from extremely thick pate de verre, and the quality and thickness of the glass can be judged by the fact that the glass alone weighs 6 lbs/3 kg. The shape and design of the glass are extremely eye-catching, and I have included several photographs of the fixture both lit and unlit that I hope do full justice to the detail in the design. The glass drops into a central dome at the base, and this is decorated with a striking geometric design of flowers and stars. All of this decoration is raised substantially in the moulding to create a wonderful three-dimensional effect. The upper edge of the glass is signed Degué and the inside rim is stamped with the model number, 1050. The fixture is suspended by the four gold chains and matching ceiling rose. The length of the chains is easily adjustable so that the overall drop of the fixture can be altered if required, and I can supply additional chain should the buyer wish. There are two light fittings above the glass vasque that take standard bulbs and the fixture is fully wired for use and in perfect working order.
David Gueron, (Degué), founded his factory and showroom in Paris in 1926, which he called Verrerie D’Art Degué. Here he put his full attention on the designing and production of art deco luxury art-glass. Degué mainly produced vases, lamps and chandeliers, and his glass has become world-renowned and highly collectable because of the remarkable quality of the moulding and deep rich colours.
16″ diameter drop 20 inches