French Art Deco Signed Sabino Oiled Bronze and Glass Chandelier/ SAT. SALE

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This lovely French Art Deco chandelier is in the shape of a flower. It has six frosted Sabino glass arms extending from the centre. It has petals or leaves extending from it the curved glass that creates the flower effect. The wattage in each one is 60 frosted bulbs. The glass is etched with a deco design of texture. The leaves have a design on them.
The bronze has an antique finish. The brass connectors and arms holding the glass to the other glass is not an antique finish.

NOTE: THIS WILL BE ON THE SATURDAY SALE THROUGH JAN. 14, 2018

Details

  • Condition
    Good. The part of bronze finish has darkened; as is commensurate with age..
  • Dimensions
    36 in. H
    91 cm H
  • Diameter
    36
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80987693733

About Sabino Art Glass (Manufacturer)

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in North Miami, FL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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