Ezan (Jean Gauthier) | Large Art Deco “Icicle” Chandelier | France c.1935
A large and impressive art deco “waterfall” chandelier displayed in its original copper-plated finish 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.