A Little Art Nouveau Gem!
A very pretty, little American Pairpoint, antique boudoir lamp of the Art Nouveau era (1880–1910). The lamp designed with a stylised, stiff leaf pattern which appears to “flow” to the edge of the lamp base. The acid treated, domed glass lamp shade deeply cut with a star burst design.
The lamp produced by the American Pairpoint lamp company situated in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Pairpoint lamps are considered as rivals to Tiffany lamps of the same period. The lamps were produced in three sizes, boudoir lamps, table lamps and floor lamps. This first period of lamps were produced from 1890 to 1929.
Art Nouveau can easily be classified as the first 20th century, modern style. It is recognised as the first style to not look backwards for its ideas and inspiration. The movement is distinguished by several design characteristics such as vertical lines, stylised flowers and leaves, iridescent or acid finished glass, ormolu and patinated bronze.
Pairpoint lamps are not always marked, although, this example is fully marked “Pairpoint” and the model number C3064.
The lamp and shade in completely untouched condition, the original gilding showing wear due to overenthusiastic polishing over the past 100 years.
The lamp is wired for the U.S only, with an original chain pull lamp holder.
Overall height 14.5"/37cm