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Emile Galle Majorelle lamp with schneider glass shade very rare C:1910

Emile Galle Majorelle lamp with schneider glass shade very rare C:1910


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Glass: French: Pre 1910: Item # 1282711

Please refer to our stock # FG-012 when inquiring.
 $14,995.00 
14995.00

Offered is this exceptional Louis Majorelle lamp with Schneider glass shade (the shade is signed, 'Le Verre Francais France', the 'Majorelle France' signature on the metal base may have been etched later). In typical Art Nouveau fashion, the metallic lamp depicts three dragonflies standing on lily pads and supporting the glass shade. Though Majorelle used mostly Daum glass shades in their lamps, they also used Galle and Schneider glass shades in a few of their lamps (after all, Louis Majorelle, Emile Galle and Victor Prouve together formed the 'Ecole de Nancy'). The lamp is 13 1/2 inches (34 cm) tall and the globe is 9 inches (23 cm) wide. The glass is in good condition. For its age, the lamp-base is in decent condition - there is a small repair to the tail of a dragonfly and a small flake on the marble base. Of course, there is the age-appropriate wear to the metal. Like all old electric lamps it might be wise to have the wiring on the lamp checked by a qualified electrician. A similar base with a Galle globe is shown on page 79 of Tim Newark's book, 'The Art of Emile Galle' - Tim Newark considers that to be the epitome of Galle's metal-mounted artwork (see last two pictures here). N.B. Because of the high value of the lamp, payment should be made with money order or cashier's check.