Posted 10 months ago
Pixie Lamp with Millefiori Glass - " DANSEUSE DES INDES " by Ignacio Gallo
One of the lamps now in my collection is this Pixie lamp whose creator is now shown for the first time I might add, although as most pixie lamps they are sometimes credited as Gerdago, although there is info in the Encyclopedia of Bronzes that refutes this idea. This dancer is by Ignacio Gallo.
The 3rd and 4th pictures are recreated from page 1173 of the Encyclopedia of Bronzes the brilliant work of Harold Berman. 4 Volumes completes the authors 12 year search for and visual recording of the vast number of bronze sculptures known to have been produced in the period 1800-1930. To illustrate how complete, most all the photos were by Mr. Berman.
Millefiori means "a thousand flowers" in Italian and is the name given to the type of Murano glass filled with floral designs. I recently saw a new sculpture with a Millefiori shade but the shade was new. It was quite horrible with mostly white and very little color, and also seemed lopsided !
Ignacio Gallo was born in Valladolid, Spain in the late 19th Century. He worked in Madrid and Paris in the inter-war years and specialized in statuettes of bathers, dancers, nudes and goddesses.
These items were produced by the Hirsch foundry and not after the first World war as is reported by the people who sell these all the time and promote only the most positive of things. Actually I would imagine they were especially cast after the second world war. However they are definitely NOT cheap.