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4-Light Art Nouveau Chandelier with Quezal Shades

Item Code: 1348e
Item Price: $3,840.00
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  • Circa 1900's
  • Signed " Quezal Shades "
  • 22" drop x 21" diameter with Shades
  • Shades : 5 1/2" height x 4" diameter
  • Drop can be adjusted if desired.
    The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company was incorporated a century ago, on March 27, 1902. It was founded by Martin Bach, Sr., Thomas Johnson, Nicholas Bach, Lena Scholtz, and Adolph Demuth. The factory was located in Maspeth, Queens, New York. In October 1902, the trademark "Quezal" was successfully registered.
    To this day, the belief still exists that there once existed a man named Quezal, who worked for Louis C. Tiffany, and it is after him that Quezal glass is named. In truth, however, the founders of the Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company named the company and its products after one of the world's most beautiful birds, the elusive and rare quetzal, which dwells in the treetops of the remote tropical forests of Central America.
    One of the most prized characteristics of Quezal art glass is the shimmering and dazzling brilliance reflected in the iridescent surfaces on the interior as well as exterior of the glass. The radiant rainbow colors in metallic hues, including gold, purple, blue, green, and pink, to name only a few, were certainly inspired by the quetzal and its feathers.
    The enduring hallmark of Quezal art glass is its unique expression of the Art Nouveau style, based on organic shapes and naturalistic motifs coupled with technical perfection in the execution.

Excerpts taken from :Journal of Antiques.

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