French Deco ‘Birds of Paradise’ opalescent glass Plafonnier

French Deco ‘Birds of Paradise’ opalescent glass Plafonnier

French Deco ‘Birds of Paradise’ opalescent glass Plafonnier

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French Deco ‘Birds of Paradise’ opalescent glass Plafonnier:
with three birds hovering around a central flower; with hinged silver-plated mount and registered number.

Height: 4" - 10.0cm
Width: 13" - 35.0cm

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.

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.

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.
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