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CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France

CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France
CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France

CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France

A nice French art deco lamp by Charles Ranc. A copper plated pressed brass base holds an opalescent shade in thick milky blue moulded-pressed semi crystal.

It shows beautiful tones of blue or warm amber depending wether light shines on or through it. Using numerous different models shades for it. See the catalog pictures of the 1937 Ranc product catalog. The shade on this lamp is unsigned.

It was produced for Ranc by the EZAN glass manufactory of Etablissement Jean Gauthier. This shade only exists unsigned.

The matching 35 cm large bowl in this design is signed Ranc freres France. See my other listings for a Ranc ceiling fixture with such bowl. The lamp is 21,5 cm high (some 8,5 inches).

And the base is 11,9 cm in diameter. It is in very good condition. The copper plating shows it's over 80 years old. The lamp is rewired with twisted cloth covered cord.

I placed a E14 socket so we can use our normal light bulbs for it. For the US Canada or Japan I will rewire the lamp with an American candelabra base socket and 2-prong plug. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use.

For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country. The item "CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Style: Art Deco
  • Decade: 1930s
  • Maker: Ranc freres
  • Material: opalescent glass
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Type: table lamp
  • Features: coppered
  • Color: Multi-Color


CHARLES RANC FRENCH 1930 ART DECO LAMP OPALESCENT GLASS. Ezan era France