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


In rosey pastel tones and with a rounded, oblong shape, this "Rosaces" pâte-de-verre night light by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau features a delicate softness of composition in exciting conversation with strong Art Deco design. Four stylized peony blooms burst outward against the dark bands that halo them, decorating the bottom band of the petite lamp. The upper portion, similarly divided by patterned black bands, alternates between stippled purple and milky white hues until it reaches its apex at which point the light, airy colors give way to a dark, blackish crown. 

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Item #: EL-20140
Artist: Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
Circa: 1923
Country: France
Dimensions: 7" height, 4" 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. 100

Argy-Rousseau's near unique ability to gracefully soften the starkness of Art Deco design without ever sacrificing strength of design is on full display in this remarkable, petite masterpiece.