A gilt bronze or solid brass1930 french art deco chandelier by. A large glass factory making a wide range of glass ware both industrial and artistic. Their high quality pieces for house decoration and lighting were distributed under the brands Verreries des Hanots and Verlys.The chandelier holds a rare Hanots bowl in thick pressed-moulded opalescent glass in a typical art deco design that unites a geometrical pattern and nine stylized birds. The slightly opalescent semi-crystal bowl is milky bluish when the light shines on it and shows beautiful tones of amber when light is shining through, as we know from the best opalescent glasses like pieces by Sabino Lalique Verlys or Ezan.
This model bowl is represented in the 1935 Holophane catalogue. The chandelier is 63 cm (24-51/64") high and the bowl has a diameter of 35 cm (13-3/4"). I can shorten the chains on demand. The bowl is signed Hanots both to the rim as on the shade.The chandelier is in very good condition. No damages to the glass.
As shown on the pictures there is a small hairline near the centre of the bowl. It's not a crack but a common moulding irregularity we can often find on thick moulded 1930 shades.
I have cleaned the mount and it comes rewired with a US standard socket. I can rewire it with a european E27 socket or a B22 bayonet one. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets.For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available.
In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures.
In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "HANOTS / verlys FRENCH 1930 OPALESCENT ART DECO CHANDELIER.
Lamp muller era" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.