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ART DECO ARGY ROUSSEAU PATE DE VERRE LAMP DANCING WOMAN
Gabriel Argy Rousseau pate-de-verre and patinated metal lamp base: La Danse (Bloch-Dermant 23-02). The lamp has its original factory fittings, roundel molded GAR, vase molded G. ARGY-ROUSSEAU, base marked Bronzeartcraftco. Illuminates from withing and above and would make an impressive addition to any fine early 20th century glass collection.
DETAILS:
GLASS SIZE: 12 In. Height x 8 In . Diameter.
LAMP SIZE: 23 In. Height.
CONDITION: Glass in excellent condition, normal wear to the fittings and wiring.
BACKGROUND:
Joseph Gabriel Rousseau said Gabriel Argy-Rousseau , born in Meslay-le-Vidame in 1885 and died in 1953, is a sculptor , ceramist and glass Master who contributed to the rediscovery of the molten glass as a major glass art from the early 20th century.
If the technique of glass paste dates back to antiquity, it falls very long into oblivion. In the last quarter of the 19th century, Henri Cros and a handful of artists, often potters of the movement Art Nouveau as François Décorchemont or Georges Despret , the call to honor. The last of these precursors is Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. He is considered the only glassmaker to have developed and used the complex process of glass paste, the other master glassmakers working the crystal paste.
At the School of Ceramics of Sevres , he discovered the glass paste in the workshop of Henri Cros. Gabriel Argy-Rousseau began producing between 1910 and 1920. His early works were influenced by the motifs with floral and animal themes of Art Nouveau.
Between 1921 and 1931, established at 9 rue Simplon in Paris, he is a shareholder of the Argy Rousseau Glass Pulp Company . With numerous collaborators, he produced small, very colorful subjects in Art Nouveau style, then Art Deco.
Unlike his fellow potters, it remains faithful to late effects and polychrome floral Art Nouveau, he developed shimmering colors (ruby red, amethyst, gray, deep blue ...) and textures with marbled effects and invented new surface staining methods by brushing oxide powder before second firing at low temperature.
He produced works of small series pendants are carrying in necklaces, vases, lamps and night lights and, from 1928, sculpture (statuettes or reliefs) highly rated in collaboration with Marcel Bouraine (1886-1948). His glass creations remain among the most typical and representative examples of Art Deco production.
The workshop production ceased in 1931. He died forgotten, but left an important work in the glass field, which is being rediscovered today.

Condition

Glass in excellent condition, normal wear to the fittings and wiring.

Starting Bid

$20,000

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ART DECO ARGY ROUSSEAU PATE DE VERRE LAMP DANCING WOMAN

Estimate $25,500 - $33,300
6d
13h
4m
58s
$20,0000 bids
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