Ezan (Jean Gauthier) | Art Deco “Icicle” Chandelier | France c.1935


A large and impressively extravagant five-branch copper and brass modernist chandelier, the opalescent glass profusely modelled with stylised icicles and signed “Ezan” for établissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G), Ezanville. France c1935.

Ht. 61cm/24ins; w. 66/26.(As found: 3cm. by 1cm. chip to one shade, see photo.)

Etablissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G)

Rue J.Robert, Paris & Ezanville

  • Jean Gauthier had his first workshop at 12-14 rue Jean Robert in Paris and later expanded with factories in the town of Ezanville.

  • In the early days just after the first world war Gauthier made cameo shades that were sometimes signed Gauthier.

  • Jean Gauthier focused on the production of art deco glassware in moulded-pressed glass.

  • Glass was signed E.J.G for Etablissements Jean Gauthier and J.Robert  based on the street name of the first workshop.

  • In the 30s Gauthier started a line of opalescent art deco glass in a more modernist style these are often signed EZAN France, based on the city of the second plant.

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