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French Art Deco Signed Sabino Six Arm Chrome & Molded Frosted Glass Chandelier

$12,999

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This Art Deco chandelier was made by Sabino art glass of Paris France in approximately 1930 in the period Art Deco style. This six arm chandelier is cast metal with a nickel or chrome plating with serpentine arms with a graduated swirled decoration. The body of the chandelier is also cast and plated with a stepped top with hinged doors to access the light, and nice accenting swirled decoration on the supports which tie together at the bottom with a chrome finial. The central light is composed of pressed frosted panels with bird and floral decoration and the six hanging shades are also done in a thick pressed frosted glass with a floral motif. The light is clearly signed at the top of the glass panels on the large central light "Sabino", "Paris" and a model number on the adjacent panel. Please note the existing chrome tubing extending from the light fixture to the ceiling cap may not be original, but appears to be period correct. The heavy cast and chromed segments may have either been incorporated into the existing tubing, or switched for the tubing, but the height to the ceiling is going to be extremely variable given the possible configurations of the tubing and cast segments. This light fixture itself measures twenty five inches in height, and each of the six cast sections measure three and a half inches in height respectively.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 51 in. (129.54 cm)Diameter: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Art Glass,Metal,Molded,Plated
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The current chrome tubing above the light fixture may have been changed at some point from the heavy chrome pieces presented in the photos. Two light receptacles have been replaced and the wiring may have been updated in the past twenty years. Wear consistent with age and use. No damage identified. Some wear to the plating on the upper hinged doors as presented in the photos and consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355223632042

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About the Artist

Sabino Art Glass

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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