There is also a working light in the foot of the lamp. This is unvisible in the pictures. The slender form of this elegant lamp is very rare and special. The etched glas is green with an overlay of purple. Both, the foot and the shade are signed. A real beauty.
About the Artist
André Delattte himself was born in Châtenois, France, in 1887. He first founded his glass producing company in 1921, close to Nancy. He fabricated engraved glass objects of the kind which was also sold by Daum and Muller Frères. Delatte’s cameo vases and bolws were much more interesting: the objects only incorporated two to three layers of glass, with motives made visible through acid and only little polishing was done afterwards. The designs were common to be solid and clean. Although the motives themselves were not innovative and mostly depicted landscapes and florals, they were attractive to the eye. The company was shut down in 1938, because of the financial crisis at the time.