A Swedish Brass and Crystal Chandelier
Item Number: 9493
Location: Greenwich Village
Height: 34 in.
Diameter: 18.75 in.
Height: 86.4 cm.
Diameter: 47.6 cm.
A graceful and exuberant chandelier of the highest quality. The shaped body consisting of four scrolls hung with clear faceted pear-shaped crystals, enclosing a silk shade hung with tassels, terminating in a glass sphere.
In great overall condition. Beautifully cleaned, complete, and new silk shade. Would make a wonderful addition to your collection.
A related chandelier is illustrated by Gregor Paulsson, Svenska Slöjd-Föreningens Tidskrift 1922-24, Stockholm 1922-24, unpaginated, pl. 23 and by Nils G. Wollin, Hemmet och den Moderna Smaken, Stockholm, 1928, p. 96.
Elis Bergh (1881-1954), was an important Swedish designer of lighting, silver, and glass. From 1916 to 1921, Bergh designed lighting fixtures for Herman Bergmanns' art foundry, Scandinavia's leading art foundry which had a long relationship with sculptor Carl Milles. Bergh also designed for the leading Swedish silversmiths, C.G. Hallberg, creating innovative chandeliers noted for their simplicity and beauty. In 1929, he assumed the position of chief designer with the Kosta glassworks creating some of their most celebrated designs.