A wonderful 1920 French art deco hanging fixture in wrought iron holding a nice Schneider shade in mottled coloured cameo glass. Schneider made vases table lamps and chandeliers with this hawthorn pattern. I show a picture of a page from the important book on Schneider by Joulin and Maier. The beautiful Aubépines bowl is held by the original Schneider fixture in wrought iron. Schneider employed a blacksmith and had his own forge on his compound in Epinay France.
Here wrought iron mounts for vases were made as well as fixtures for nightlamps perfume burners and chandeliers. The typical shape of the Schneider forged iron pieces is easy to recognize. At auctionhouses pendants with original Schneider mounts sell double or triple the prices made for Schneider bowls with fixtures by other lighting manufactories.
But where acid-engraved Schneider table lamps make very high prices, often auctioned at 5-10K, the cameo pendants are still reasonably priced. The bowl is signed with the usual.
A berlingot is a candy in the colors of the French flag that inspired Schneider for this signature in the shape of a small colored banner, see last picture. The pendant has a total height of 60 cm high (23-5/8") and the glass bowl has a diameter of 40,5 cm (15-15/16"). It's a nice height for high ceilings. I f your ceiling isn't that high I can easily shorten the fixture for you. The shade is without chips or cracks and the iron mount has a nice deep-brown patina.
For other countries I can place a E27 one for European lighting bulbs. Check out over 300 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 "SCHNEIDER FRENCH 1920 ART DECO PENDANT Le Verre Français cameo chandelier 1925" is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures".
The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.