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Art Deco Lamps223 of 444ART DECO -- Pair of Bedroom Lamps ( Bullet or Torpedo Shaped )Art Deco Lamp, Fog & Moerup (Denmark), 1930’s
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I bought this lamp base at an estate sale this morning. It measures 13" tall and is very heavy. The marking on the bottom is DAV ART NY. It appears to be art deco. I would like to know how old it is.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Our CW expert on these is Phil. He can tell you all you need to know when he logs online. Very nice piece !
      Here is some of his collection
    2. JohannB JohannB, 7 years ago
      It is a repro of Gerdago. You can see an original here:
    3. JohannB JohannB, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the info, Phil. I will correct my information. Always happy to learn!
    4. rlwindle rlwindle, 5 years ago
      The JB Hirsch story begins in 1907 with the New York Art Bronze Works (D.A.V NY ART ) in Manhattan’s lower east side. The founder of the company, Romanian metalsmith, Joseph B. Hirsch, began importing pieces directly from French foundries. Around that period, foundries with close ties to the talented artists and sculptors of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, began producing their now famous works in “French Bronze.” Some of the finest talent throughout Europe trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, exhibiting their works at the Salon de Artistes and other great Salons in Paris, the center of the art world. If your pixie has the D.A.V NY ART mark on it, it is from J B Hirsch's early period. It is NOT a reproduction or exemplar (re-cast from original molds) it is an original time piece.
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The Title for these are Dances Des Indies by Ignacio Gallo. The originals were from France not New York and this one I believe is later 1940's, definitely not from the 20's. Hirsch did not dig the original moulds up until after the second world war, where they were buried under the floors of the old bronze foundries. These were among his first produced examples of these from the 40's, I have seen the base on other pieces so I know they are from the 40's also. Very beautiful !~

    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      This one appears to have the metal face, and the most collected ones are with the plastic faces. Most are made into lamps with the lamp attached as a ball being kicked. Stanley Hirsch brought back most of the moulds from france of over 2000 parts from a period of 1945 to 1983. A lot of the older statue moulds were from about 1910 and were made into spelter statues or statue lamps.

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