Art deco brass

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2015-06-26 11:18:52

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Art deco brass

Art deco brass is a highly collectible form of brass, fashioned in the art deco style. Art deco

Art deco was prevalent among artists, designers and architects during the 1920s and 1930s. It is known for its symmetry and classical basis, and was seen as a reaction against the austerity of world war one and its immediate aftermath.

Brass

Brass in an alloy of zinc and copper. It is popular with collectors due to its highly decorative nature.

Examples of art deco brass

Art deco brass can take many forms, including:

  • Lamps
  • Furniture
  • Taps
  • Door knobs

Notable sales of art deco brass

An art deco brass piano lamp, manufactured by WH Gispen and Co in around 1930, sold for $26,400 at Sotheby’s New York in June 2004, against a high-end estimate of $16,000.

A brass, marble and enamel art deco mantel clock achieved $10,200 at Sotheby’s in March 2005, significantly up on its $6,000 estimate.

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