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Les Algues (Floor Lamp)

Decorative Arts

On View: 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Glass, wrought iron
DATES ca.1925
DIMENSIONS 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)
MARKINGS Base of lamp stamped "E BRANDT"; globe marked "DAUM =/ NANCY".
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view on the 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, CUR.71.14.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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). Condition: Excellent.
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Les Algues (Floor Lamp)