Art Nouveau Pendant Light with Quezal Lily-form Shades
A round ceiling flush-mounted walnut pendant with a gold painted bowl supported by five walnut braces, converging at a pentagon-shaped finial, that lead to carved and turned light sockets, which hold Quezal iridescent glass shades in the shape of blossoming lilies with two patterns in gold-on-gold of a zipper pattern over pulled feather decoration. Quezal lamp shades were designed to reduce the glare of harsh light bulbs, which were a new invention following the introduction of electricity in the home. The pendant is of Art Nouveau style, based on organic shapes and naturalistic motifs coupled with technical perfection in the execution. Upper rim of shades is signed "Quezal". The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company was founded in 1902 in Queens, New York. One of the most prized characteristics of Quezal art glass is the shimmering and dazzling brilliance of metallic hues reflected in the iridescent surfaces on the interior as well as exterior of the glass.
Dimensions: 18.5 x 23.5 x 23.5 in.