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Sabino Art Glass

Sabino Art Glass (France, est. 1925)

Sabino art glass refers to the opalescent vessels, figurines and lighting fixtures that Marius-Ernest Sabino produced in the 1920s and ’30s and that epitomized the cosmopolitan glamour of Art Deco. Along with René Lalique and Emile Gallé, Sabino was part of a robust tradition of French creators of art glass that became a signature of Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century and who then pivoted to embrace the geometric style of Art Deco.


Sabino was born in Sicily in 1878, moving with his family in the 1880s to France. There his father was a sculptor working primarily in wood. Encouraged by his father to study fine art, Sabino attended both the École national supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and the École national supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. During his studies, he became fascinated by the new technologies for generating electricity and how they were changing the glass industry. Returning home following service in World War I, Sabino founded a factory that manufactured light fixtures in wood and bronze, but he quickly switched his focus to glass, as his experiments with the material yielded novel results. By 1925, he had developed an opalescent glass with the iridescence of soap bubbles or peacock feathers.


During the Great Depression, despite the era’s economic turbulence, Sabino’s designs for light fixtures, vases and figurines were in high demand. Among his sculptural pieces are large fish figurines, created in a limited edition in 1931, two of which were acquired by Maurice Chevalier and Josephine Baker. Like French fashion, graphic and interior design during the interwar period, Sabino chandeliers remain eternally chic. Many of his custom pieces are huge, such as the ones he created for the SS Île de France, in 1927, and for the Grand Salon of the SS Normandie, in 1935. No matter the size, however, one of their hallmarks is that the glass components are central to the overall design, rather than being merely ornamental. This quintessentially Art Deco molded-glass fixture, with its geometric form and floral pattern, perfectly captures the mix of subtlety and originality that characterizes the best examples of Sabino art glass.

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French Art Deco Table Lamp by Sabino, circa 1930
By Marius-Ernest Sabino, Sabino Art Glass
Located in Vienna, AT
Very rare tall table lamp by Sabino, Paris, circa 1930. Slender, dark patinated, hardware with a heavily textured glass shade. Very thick glass with geometric pattern and a satin fin...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Brass, Steel

Art Deco Skyscraper Style Silvered Bronze & Frosted Glass Sconces Signed Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
This elegant and dramatic pair of Art Deco skyscraper style sconces were realized in France circa 1930 by the famed atelier of Sabino. They feature open V-form bodies in silvered bro...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Bronze

Sabino Glass Art Deco Vases Opalescent Dancing Nudes 1930s, Pair
By Marius-Ernest Sabino, Sabino Art Glass
Located in Dallas, TX
Incredibly rare pair of Art Deco opalescent glass vases by Marius-Ernest Sabino, (1878-1961) Beautiful important blown-molded glass vase, famous model "Gaieté" by Sabino Paris at ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Blown Glass

Sabino, Fine Pair of Art Deco Sconces, France, C. 1920's
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
Stamped: Sabino Paris These sconces, with their tight geometric lines and well-made incisions, conjure clustered palm fronds in our imaginations. Juxtaposing their placement in chil...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Steel

Midcentury Sabino Art Glass Vase
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Troy, MI
Sabino art glass vase in smoky green color features ribbed body with stream lined leaf and berry motif, circa 1950s. Etched signature on underside of base.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sabino Art Glass

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Art Glass

Pair of Sabino Wall Lights, 1930
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Sabino wall lamps, 1930, Nicklé metal, 1-light Measures: L 19cm, W 6cm, D 8cm.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Metal

Art Deco Chandelier with Frosted Glass rrrow Quiver Shades by Pierre D'Avesn
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A period French Art deco chandelier; the silvered bronze frame holding two tiers of lighting; each tier has three thickly cast opalescent shades in the shape of a quiver made by Pier...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Bronze

Pair of Maison Sabino and Cristallerie de Sevres Sconces
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional French pair of sconces designed by Maison Sabino and original "Cristallerie de Sevres" frozen glass shades in perfect condition. 3 arms, 3 bulbs/ shades. Measures: Back...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Sabino Art Glass

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Art Deco Vase by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Marius-Ernest Sabino (1878-1967). Vase "Gayete" (Joy) blown glass molded black opal fully embellished with gold enamel. Ref: a similar model illustrated in Philippe Decelle, "Sabin...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Glass

Sabino French Art Deco Fish Light
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Westport, CT
Signed Sabino Art Deco fish light frosted glass with original polished chrome base, circa 1925.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Metal

Fine Pair of Sabino Clear Glass, Monumental Size Chandeliers
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Each handblown piece with leaf decoration all individually fastened to a framework.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Nickel

Maison Sabino or Cristallerie De Sevres, Pair of Sconces
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Superb gold plated pair of three arms sconces by Maison Sabino and Cristallerie de Sevres. US rewired and in working condition. Three lights, 25 watt s max per bulb. Back plate dimen...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Crystal, Bronze

Art Deco Streamline Pair of Wall Lights Sconces, France, 1930
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Pair of Art Deco / streamline / Mid Century wall lights sconces. Glass was made by Sabino, still hace the stamp on them. These have never been used.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Iron

Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino Art Glass 'France'
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Merida, Yucatan
9 light French Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino in Chrome and pressed glass. Signed on the Hardware and glass (which has one tiny chip on the rim, unnoticeable when assembled).
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Chrome

French Art Deco Chandelier by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Marius Ernest Sabino (1878-1961). Art Deco chandelier in clear and frosted molded glass mounted on a wrought iron frame gilt decorated with cascading palm leaves. Measures: Dro...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Wrought Iron

Fine Italian Modern Parchment, Brass and Glass Floor Lamp, Sabino, 1950s
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Italian modern parchment, brass and glass floor lamp, Sabino, 1950s. The frosted and etched "globe" on a pole with parchment and brass segments, on a brass base- rewired for USA.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Brass

Period French Art Deco Sabino Paris Glass Geometric Ceiling Globe Lamp Shade
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare period French Art Deco frosted globe from lampshade by Sabino for the French Market. With a grey to purple frosted patina and a geometric or prism design. The fitter nec...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Art Glass

Pair of French Art Deco "Jet d'eau" Wall Sconces
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco "Jet d'eau" wall sconces with two-tiered flair design having 14 frosted glass feather shaped panels with geometric silver bronze base. Signed SABINO.           
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20th Century Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Bronze

French Art Deco Polished Chrome and Frosted Glass Six-Arm Chandelier by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and graphic six arm chandelier was produced by Sabino- one of the most renowned lighting ateliers of the period in France, circa 1930. It features six streamlined chrom...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Chrome

French Art Deco Lantern with Tiered Molded Shade
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco (circa 1925) small lantern with a six-sided frosted three-tier molded glass shade suspended from a silvered metal frame under a large round canopy by Sabino. Marius...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Glass

French Art Deco Opalescent Sabino Glass Box with Mounted Ormolu
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
French Art Deco opalescent Sabino glass box with mounted ormolu.
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20th Century French Art Deco Sabino Art Glass

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Art Glass

Maison Sabino and Cristallerie de Sèvres Pair of Sconces
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Fantastic pair of gold-plated sconces by Maison Sabino and Cristallerie de Sèvres. US rewired and in working condition. Five light, 40 watts max per bulb. Backplate dimensions: ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Maison Sabino and Cristalleries De Sèvres Pair of Sconces
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Superb gold-plated pair of two arms sconces by Maison Sabino and Cristallerie de Sevres . US rewired and in working condition. Two lights , 40 watts max per bulb. Back plate dimen...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

French Art Déco Desk Lamp by Sabino, 1930s
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in Paris, FR
An Art Déco desk lamp by Sabino from the 1930s. Chromium plated metal and glass. Signed "Sabino Paris Made in France". Wired for European use.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

1930's French Art Deco Shell Plate by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
Signed by French art glass company Sabino Paris, this round plate dates to the 1930's features distinctive opalescent coloration and clamshell motifs.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Glass

Pair of French Art Deco Glass Sconces by Sabino
By Sabino Art Glass
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Sabino, this striking pair of 1930s French glass wall sconces features a geometric stave accented with a bottom finial beneath a band of chrome plated filigree trim joini...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Sabino Art Glass

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Chrome

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