iron and bronze oscar bach 2 candle dragon sconce


iron and bronze oscar bach 2 candle dragon sconce


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AA# 48205

Circa: 1920’s
Condition: Very good
Materials: Iron and bronze
Finish: Original
Country of origin: USA
Illumination: 2 standard Edison sockets

Measurements: 12.25" wide x 19.75" tall x 5.25” projection

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This stunning 2 candle sconce by Oscar Bach is alive with intricate details. A beautifully crafted dragon head centered by a scaly circular button rests at the top of the sconce. The geometric details in the design are pleasingly symmetrical. The back of the sconce features a metal tag with Bach’s name in script.

Oscar B Bach was one of the most celebrated metalwork artists of the early 20th century. Born in Germany in 1884, he began his career in Berlin, during which time he made an ornate, jewel encrusted Bible cover for Pope Leo XIII and won the Grand Prix at the World’s Exposition in Turin for a bed designed for Kaiser Wilhelm II. Not a bad way to start a career! After moving to New York in 1911, his work became well-known amongst the elite, with commissions from the likes of Andrew Carnegie and John Sargent Pillsbury. Bach’s designs ranged from Arts & Crafts to Gothic to Tudor Revival, and often included elements of mythology, Italianate and Germanic grotesque, and scrolling grapevines. Unfortunately, due to the unauthorized production of original Bach designs by a former business partner, there are some pieces floating around the market that were not actually produced by Oscar Bach himself. The best way to make sure it’s an original is to look for the inscription OSCAR B BACH/NEW YORK/STUDIOS INC and an image of a female profile flanked by a double-stuck B on both sides (if it was produced between 1913-1923), a metal tag with the artist’s name in script (if it was produced in the 1920s or early 30s), or a stamp with OSCAR B BACH and an applied tag that says BACH PRODUCTS (if it was produced in the 1930s).

We find that early antique lighting was designed as objects of art and we treat each fixture with careful attention to preserve original beauty. Our fixtures are cleaned, rewired, and restored & are ready to hang, following UL standards. We can work with you on code requirements.

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