A very rare Art Deco lamp
bronze with a nuanced brownish green patina
with a decor made of silvered motifs
base in onyx marble hidding the lamp bulb
total height 28,5 cm
length 51,5 cm
This lamp offers a low luminosity highlighting the sculpture. It was not designed to light a room.
Alexandre Kelety (1874-1940) was a Hungarian sculptor born in Budapest. He studied under Imre Karoly Simay (1874-1955), a famous animal sculptor and painter in Hungary. Kelety emigrated to France after the First World War. His sculptures were shown on the stands of Goldscheider and Etling at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925. He also exhibited a terracotta bust edited by Arthur Goldscheider at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs of 1927. Among his numerous animal bronzes, he produced dramatic, sentimental and decorative representations. He sometimes mixed bronze and ivory, sculpted marble or other stones.