An antique pair of Quezal acorn-shaped glass lamp shades in a beautiful gold iridescent color. It is an unusual form.
MAKER Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co. (New York, 1902-24)
MARKS Signed: Quezal.
DATE c. 1920
DIMENSIONS Width 5 Depth 5 Height 6.5 in. Fitter: Width 3.125 in.
The Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Co. 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).