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A Swedish Crystal and Silvered Metal Lantern / Chandelier

Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
H. 36 in; Diam. 17.5 in;
H. 91.44 cm; Diam. 44.45 cm;
Creation Date Circa 1920.
Description Elis Bergh for C.G. Hallberg

A graceful and exuberant chandelier of the highest quality. The cylindrical body dressed with silk tassels, fitted with four scrolls hung with clear faceted pear-shaped crystals, ending in a glass sphere. Electrified. The canopy signed: C.G. HALLBERG

In great overall condition. Beautifully cleaned, complete, and new silk shade. Would make a wonderful addition to your collection.

A near identical 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.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 9323
Incollect Reference Number 195466
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