Property from an Important American Collection
"MOUETTES" TABLE LAMP
carved and acid-etched glass, wrought iron
shade signed Gallé
19¼ in. (48.8 cm) high
11¼ in. (28.5 cm) diameter of shade
shade is slightly more blue than pictured in the catalogue illustration. The glass shade appears undisturbed and presents with very minor areas of slight discoloration consistent with age, and scuffs near the rim from contact with the base. The metal elements with minor scattered oxidation and surface soiling to the recessed areas. A superbly executed example with a poetic motif. Sotheby’s does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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Private European Collection
Christie's New York, A Highly Important European Collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, June 11, 1998, lot 279
Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, Gallé Lamps, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2014, p. 104 (for related "Seagulls" models)