DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925

DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925
DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925

DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925

This tiny lamp is done in handblown coloured glass in a wrought iron frame. In this manner Delatte made a series of small vases.

These vases are a hard find. I never encountered a version as miniature lamp before. Most of the vases like this lamp were unsigned. The lamp is 11,8 cm (4,65 inches) high and some 6,8cm wide (2,7 inches). The lamp is rewired with cloth covered twisted cord.

I placed an American candelabra base socket. André Delatte was the banker of Muller frères. He became enthusiastic about glassware in the Muller plant and picked up a study in chemistry.

After which he opened in 1921 his own glass manufactury Verreries de l'Est in Jarville near the city of Nancy producing mainly vases and lamp shades in coloured mottled glass. In 1926 he moved to a larger factory in Nancy. Due to the crisis and the tough competition with Daum the company closed in 1933. Then Delatte together with the industrialist Georges Despordes opened a new glass workshop in the village Rive-de-Gier near Lyon.

The new company was named "Art et Verrerie". Pieces produced at this plant were signed "Arvers". It was not a commercial success. Times had changed and war was in the air. And the company soon went bankrupt. From 1935 till 1937 he worked at the artistic department of the SEVBA glass factories.

Delatte moved to the south of France and after the second worldwar went to work in insurances. Check out over 400 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use.

For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country.

In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures.

In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country.

The item "DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam.

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DELATTE a small French 1930 ART DECO night lamp. Muller era France 1925