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 (if an antique canopy/chain combination is employed, chain links can be removed for a shorter hanging, but not added.

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(A) This bowl's unsigned, but in the style of Muller, Schneider, Degué (and others -- they were all the rage in 1915), with deep, vibrant shades of orange, red, blue and yellow. It's 35cm across, about 13 1/2 inches, and hangs down 19 inches as shown. It's the same bowl you see in (C), below. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(B) And while we're referencing Muller, we'll mention this (unusually) petite, 12-inch diameter, signed beauty -- with its gorgeous pinks, light browns, purples and yellows and gray and white. In France, they proudly intone: "Ah, c'est Muller!" As shown, with my custom-configured brushed nickel-plated hardware, 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 gorgeous bowl. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(D) Another sterling example of a sunset-inspired French art glass bowl, this one unsigned but, again, 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 (decorators tend to 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 (1910), but the canopy is especially handsome, with some design influence of Art Nouveau styling. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(F) This "end of day" glass bowl really "pops" when lit, which unfortunately isn't represented by this photo (see the photo below for a better representation)! But, it provides another fine example of my custom mounting hardware -- brushed nickel squared tubing with a likewise plated bronze canopy, four of which you have to choose from. The bowl measures 14 inches across and how far it drops down is... whatever length you want! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(G) Another "end-of-day" glass inspired hanging bowl, this one with a huge splash of cobalt glass on its bottom. As shown, with my custom hardware, it hangs about 18 inches long; the bowl's about 14 across. A bold statement, it will inspire lots of oohs and ahhs! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)