Henri Petitot & Hanots | Art Deco Modernist Chandelier | France c.1935
A stunning nickel-plated modernist chandelier in the distinctive style of Maison Petitot but apparently unsigned. The heavily cast-brass six-arm art deco electrolier supporting an attractive opalescent glass lampshade in the style of Vererries des Hanots. France c1935
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Ht. 60cm/24in W. 76/30
Henri Petitot, Paris 1918-1939
The famous Paris based company of Henri Petitot was based at 10 rue du Vert-Bois.
His father Antonin Petitot founded the company in 1878. Henri took over after the first worldwar.
Petitot was a leader of the modernist movement in the 1930’s and collaborated with Etablissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G) at Ezanville (EZAN) to produce the glass for many of their lights.
Verreries Des Hanots/ Verlys, Les Andelys
(The Holophane Company, SA)
The Holophane Company (France) based at Les Andelys create a specialist art glassware department under the brand name “Verreries des Hanots”.
In 1925, in order to expand its artistic production, Verrerie des Hanots creates a brand specialising in art glassware for the table and other decorative objects under the name of Verlys.
This name comes from the contraction of VERrerie des AndeLYS.
In 1937 Piere D’avesn becomes artistic director at Verreries Des Hanots
This artistic devision was unfortunately not very profitable for The Holophane Company and Verlys manufacture is abandoned around 1946.