Posted 7 years ago
I got this pair of 1920's style art glass table lamps from my sister, who had purchased them in about the early 1990's from a shop in Los Angeles (now gone) that specialized in art nouveau glass. They were quite expensive, and she doesn't believe they were 'knock off' pieces... however she can't remember the details about them now.
The raised and colored design is actually similar but different on each piece, so they were obviously handmade. The design motif trends toward an art deco type design, but the wrought iron base is the fairly typical art nouveau 'lily pad' type used at that time for lamps like this, so quite likely the design at least is approximately mid to late 1920's. The raised initials AR appear on each glass piece. It is a type of design used by Argy-Rousseau, but from what I can discover he never used his initials to sign his pieces.
I sent these pictures to a specialist in France, who replied that he thinks the pieces are later than Argy-Rousseau but that he would have to see them in person to really make a judgement.
Any help identifying these lamps would be appreciated. Thanks