Les Algues (Floor Lamp)
On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
Glass, wrought iron
Overall H. of lamp with globe: 65 3/4 in. (167 cm)
H. without globe (stand alone): 64 in. (162.6 cm)
Diam. of globe: 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm) (show scale)
Base of lamp stamped "E BRANDT"; globe marked "DAUM =/ NANCY".
Designated Purchase Fund
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Edgar William Brandt (French, 1880-1960). Les Algues (Floor Lamp), ca.1925. Glass, wrought iron, Overall H. of lamp with globe: 65 3/4 in. (167 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 71.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.14.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Shade in form of inverted cone, with wide flaring rim at top, in translucent bright orange glass. Globe is visually supported by six branches with cirliqued terminals between which are stylized floral sprays. Shaft is hexagonal in section; tapering towards base. Feet formed by three conjoined triangular forms with curled members; flare out at base.
Maker: Base- Edgar William Brandt (1880-); shade-Daum Glassworks (founded 1875 and still going on).
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