International Decorative Art

Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp

Art Nouveau Bronze Lamp

Design Date c. 1902

Designer Claude Bonnefond (French)

Media bronze and glass

Dimensions 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 6 inches

The “C. BONNEFOND” mark can be found on a variety of figural lamps and vases from this era, but information about the designer is hard to come by. A French sculptor born in 1858 seems to be the consensus. Whoever he was, his work included hallmarks of the Art Nouveau style, with the nude female figure lying among vine-like stylized botanic forms. The aged bronze finish of the base is a good counterpoint to the bright iridescent glass shade. She is shielding her eyes from the bright light.

ON VIEW in Art Nouveau Gallery 4

Markings "C. BONNEFOND" cast signature at base of stem

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2013.0188