Property from the Geyer Collection
"HYDRANGEA" TABLE LAMP
acid-etched and wheel-polished glass, patinated metal
32½ in. (82.5 cm) high
14½ in. (36.8 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The lamp presents very well overall and displays great sculptural presence when seen in person. The glass shade is in very good, undisturbed condition with minute scuff marks concentrated near the rim and consistent with handling. The glass body with minor scuffing throughout the surface as well as signs of abrasion from contact with the metallic elements over time. The metallic elements with light scratches and scuffing as well as minor scattered oxidation and surface soiling consistent with age and concentrated to the recessed areas. The neck presents some very slight movement when the glass shade is in place, not detrimental to the functionality or installation of the piece. A highly naturalistic piece displaying the designer’s talents as a glass artist and metalsmith. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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Acquired from the above by the present owner
Philippe Garner, Émile Gallé, London, 1976, p. 54 (for a design with identical wrought-iron mounts)
Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, Gallé Lamps, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2014, p. 28 (for related examples)