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


A large and impressive brass art deco “waterfall” chandelier  with glass signed Ezan for établissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G), Ezanville, each arm supporting an upturned strongly-opalescent glass lampshade, the central stem designed with opalescent glass plaques modelled as stylised waves or icicles. France, c.1930.

Ht.76cm/30ins; w. 86.5/34.

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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