Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co. (New York, 1902-24) A beautiful set of five antique, Art Nouveau Quezal shades in a bell shape with a lovely allover gold and white snakeskin pattern. Signed: Quezal.
Quezal was founded in Queens, New York under the creative direction of Martin Bach, Sr. and Thomas Johnson who were both former employees of Tiffany. They produced glass in the Art Nouveau style comparable in quality and beauty with the work of Tiffany and Frederick Carder of Steuben.
Quezal was an important contributor to the history of American Art Nouveau glass and examples are included in many prominent museum collections including the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY) and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY).
c. 1910 W 5 D 5 H 5.5 in.