Ezan (Jean Gauthier) | 5-Branch Art Deco Chandelier | France c.1930
A brass five-branch art deco chandelier, each arm supporting an attractive opalescent and frosted-glass lampshade by Jean Gauthier (E.J.G), Ezanville (Ezan), the central stem with matching opalescent glass. France, c.1935.
Ht. and w. 71cm/28ins.
Etablissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G & Ezan)
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.