Henri Petitot & Ezan | Modernist Art Deco Ceiling Light | France c.1930


A fabulous quality 4 branch art deco ceiling light in modernist style by Atelier Petitot. The chrome-plated bronze fitment supporting the rare original opalescent glass lampshades by établissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G), Ezanville(Ezan). France c.1930

Ht.61cm/24in, W.36/14

 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

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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