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.