Ready to introduce some color into your environment (never a bad idea!), not to mention some "old world" beauty and charm?! Consider installing one of these French hand-blown art glass bowls in a room or three. For a more "modern" look than the antique metalwork pictured immediately below, I can configure these lighting bowls with my famous brushed nickel tubes and canopy combo, as seen on this page. Generally these lighting bowls are 35 centimeters in diameter (about 14 inches) and they hang at a variety of lengths, typically about 27 inches (if an antique canopy/chain combination is employed). Chain links can be removed for a shorter hanging, but not added.

(A) This one's a (signed) Muller, with blues, purples, pinks, greens, grays and white. Oh, not to forget orange! And not to forget the lovely bronze canopy and chain, all original, of course... It's 35cm across, about 13 1/2 inches, and hangs down 24 inches as shown.

So gorgeous, and sooooo SOLD!!

 

(B) And while we're talking Muller, we might mention this (unusually) smaller (12 inch diameter) beauty -- with its gorgeous pinks, light browns, purples and yellows and gray and white. Mmmmmm.... is for Muller, one of the greatest art glass companies of Old World France. $1375. As shown, hanging about 15 inches long (can be lengthened). (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(C) Certainly the cordelier is one very elegant way to hang this vibrant, hand-blown art glass bowl by Muller. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(D) Another sterling example of a sunset-inspired French art glass bowl, this one unsigned but in the manner of Muller, Degué, Noverdy, etc. It's about 13 3/4 inches across, the basic standard, and hangs down 20 inches as shown (chain can be removed but not added). Can you imagine this at night, dialed down and glowing like a distant planet, in your home!? (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

(E) This French lighting bowl (some call them "pendants") has the look of Daum without the heft and overall quality of that manufacturer's glass -- or the price tag!  It's hand-blown (possibly mold-blown, with polished pontil on the bottom) and unusually large, at 17 1/2 inches across; the glass is about 1/8 inch thick, thinner than "usual." The hardware is in excellent condition and of typical French design for the period, but the canopy is especially handsome, with some design influence of Art Nouveau styling. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

*****

 

Most of the following bowls are by Muller, or unsigned and of similar quality, just waiting for your order -- brushed nickel fittings or antique/original, your choice!

 

(J) This bowl, just so you can see the tranformation for yourself, is actually (D) above!! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)