This is a masterwork of French design and craftsmanship of solid bronze. In the eye of this beholder, the design is extraordinary and would set the style for a room with its gorgeous deco shape.
The four molded glass shades are by Pierre d’Avesn, who was born in 1901. For 10 years, starting at the age of 14, he worked for Rene Lalique. During this period, he designed Lalique’s famous “Serpent” and “Tourbillons” vases, two of Lalique’s most highly prized pieces. In 1926, he left René Lalique and created his own glass objects, which were fabricated by the Cristallerie de Saint-Rémy. In 1930, Les Freres Daum asked him to head the artistic direction of their molded glass department at Croismare. In 1937, he took over the management of Verlys. From 1940, he worked on his own; his pieces were made by Cristallerie de Choisy-le-Roi (Sèvres). D’Avesn’s work is highly sought. These shades are signed.
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