A SWEDISH NICKEL SILVER AND GLASS 5 ARM CHANDELIER, BY C.G. HALLBERG
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
H: 36 Dia: 24 inches
H: 91.4 Dia: 61 cm
The circular canopy above the baluster stem issuing five S-shaped arms, each arm with an amethyst-tinted bobeche, above the faceted ovid body, terminating in a conforming finial. Inscribed on the canopy: C.G. Hallberg below a crown.
The Stockholm silvermith company C.G. Hallberg always employed fine artists to create new designs. During the 1920s and 1930s Elis Bergh, Hakon Ahlberg, Nils Fougstedt, Edvin Ollers and Sylvia Stave were all in-house artists. Designing in their own distinctive ways, together they developed a refined and sober elegance that typified Hallberg's output during the period. Hallberg was the first to supply an electric chandelier for the Royal Palace in Stockholm.