Edgar William Brandt (French, 1880-1960). <em>Les Algues (Floor Lamp)</em>, 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)

Les Algues (Floor Lamp)

Artist:Edgar William BrandtVerrerie de Nancy, Daum

Medium: Glass, wrought iron

Geograhical Locations:


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)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 71.14

Image: CUR.71.14.jpg,

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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