Deco opalescent glass ‘Cherries’ Plafonnier with beaded gallery

Deco opalescent glass ‘Cherries’ Plafonnier with beaded gallery

Deco opalescent glass ‘Cherries’ Plafonnier with beaded gallery

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Deco opalescent glass ‘Cherries’ Plafonnier with beaded gallery: with three opalescent bunches of cherries; the silver-plated mount with gallery of clear beads and larger ball finial. The bowl by G. Vallon, circa 1930.

Height:5"-13.0cm
Width:10"-25.0cm

Art Déco

A popular movement in the 1920s and 30s, promoted by Ruhlmann and other great Paris furniture manufacturers, and the big department stores. The style was influenced by Aztec and Egyptian design, the Ballets Russes, Hollywood musicals and the new ocean-going liners. It featured stepped and geometric designs, sunrays and chevrons.

opalescent

A name for streaked, white to yellowy-green, semi-transparent glass, popular in the late 19th century, as in the glass shades made by Powell's of Whitefriars. Also known as vaseline glass.

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

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