A rare 1930-35 French art deco lamp by the famous French lamp firm of Charles Ranc. The shade in thick opalescent glass (in fact a semi-crystal to be precise) in a geometrical pattern, typical for the Ranc production of the late 30ies.
The company started in 1909. After the first worldwar this Paris based company (rue Amelot street, Bastille) became succesfull with a line of lighting in neo-classical style. Often gilded bronze fixtures holding coloured glass-paste Schneider shades.Around 1930 when the sons. In French of Charles Sr took over they changed style into a more modernist look. Their product catalogs show nickel plated bronze or coppered brass mounts using opalescent shades of the EZAN glass factory. Used were either unsigned or signed Ezan france. Some models, like the one on this lamp, were exclusively produced for Ranc by Ezan. And it is signed on the rim. The shade is in very thick glass with a nice geometrical triangular shaped pattern. In frosted opalescent glass showing a milky blue tone when the lights falls on it, with the light shining through it gets a warm delicate amber colour appearance. The base is done in nickel plated bronze or solid brass. The lamp is 27,8 cm high (10-15/16") and 22,5 cm long (8-7/8").
The shade measures 21x14x7,2 cm. It's in excellent condition.One tiny unimportant chip on one of the edges of the shade, see last picture. The nickeled base was recently replated and patinated.
The lamp comes rewired and holds a european E14 socket. For the US Canada or Japan I will rewire the lamp with an American candelabra base socket and 2-prong plug. 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 "CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Modernist muller era" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 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.