Fine Arts, Antiques and Collectibles. ART NOUVEAU ARTS & CRAFTS LEADED GLASS and PATINATED BRONZE "OAK BUTTERFLIES" TABLE LAMP.
This is a very rare early 20 cemtury Art Nouveau / Arts & Crafts table lamp. This superb lamp show six multicolor drophead butterflies leaded glass panels with strong coloration surrounding the shade. Between the butterflies have decorations in brass patinated with oak leaves and acorns in relief, surmounted by an organic-form iron finial.
The shade is mounted on a gorgeous brown patinated twisted tree trunk bronze base with five legs. It has 2 sockets lamp with pull chains to give off the optimum light. Provenance: The lamp comes from an old estate in. And has remained in the same family until we bought it in 2001 to add it to our collection.
Art Nouveau was introduced into Mar del Plata by the many European architects who began working in the capital and its provinces from the 1860s. The dominant presence of architects like Belgium's Julio Dormal, who designed the palace for Inés Ortiz Basualdo de Peña, or Hungary's Juan Kronfuss helped to spread the taste for a style of Art Nouveau. The combination of these two architects and the need to build and urbanise Argentina resulted in the spread of a stylistic melting pot of turn-of-the-century.
Other important events also contributed to its growth, such as the arrival of the railways in 1886, recognition of the city in 1907 and the opening of its port in 1913. During these decades, the city consolidated itself as a place of residence and was a select destination for the upper classes from Buenos Aires during the summer. The well-to-do residents from Buenos Aires built second homes in the form of villas and estates, 300 of these today have been classified as heritage sites.
Art Nouveau was also present, though this was more Secessionist in nature, as can be seen in the interior of the Ortiz Basualdo Villa (1909), which has preserved its full design plan by the Belgian firm Serrurier Bovy. All Glass elements are in very good overall condition and solid.One glass piece with a tight hairline crack. Some traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the design, consistent with age. The bronze surfaces have some occasional minor scratches, abrasions and areas of wear consistent with age and use. Wiring has been replaced with new period reproduction rayon covered style cord with the original vintage bakelite plug.
The sockets with pull chains have been restored and are in working order. Condition reports are rendered as opinion and not as statements of fact and does not imply that there are no condition issues or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Please see the super-size pictures for look the piece in detail and if you requir it contact me for more information about this piece. We will do our best to keep all costs at a minimum. 0.00 (USA & Canada).
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps". The seller is "decorative20th" and is located in this country: AR. This item can be shipped worldwide.