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Gabriel Argy-Rousseau Pâte-de-Verre "Ceres" Night Light


A burst of color and light, this rounded night light in pâte-de-verre glass is an Art Deco treasure by none other than Gabriel Argy-Rousseau. Narrow triangles in crimson bow outward as they point fiercely upward toward the apex of the petite lamp, cutting through a sea of tear drop shaped patterning in marigold. The golden and reddish hues of the lamp darken at its base and lighten as they reach the top of the composition, adding to the wonderfully varied light that the lamp give off when lit. 

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Item #: EL-20141
Artist: Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
Circa: 1923
Country: France
Dimensions: 5.5" height, 4.5" diameter 
Materials: Pâte de verre glass
Signed: “G. Argy-Rousseau” and “France”
Literature: Similar lamp pictured in Les Pâtes de Verre G. Argy-Rousseau Catalogue Raisonné, J. Bloch-Dermont, Paris, 1990, p. 208, no. 26.05

The deep texturing in the glass shade of the lamp means that a rich aura of golden light envelopes the area surrounding the petite lamp, giving it a visual presence much larger than its physical dimensions.