A Magnificent Typical Dutch School Jan Kriege Hammered Copper Hanging Light c.1925
Signed with the master stamp of Jan Kriege.
This is the third large copper object know by us by Jan Kriege, hammered out of one sheet of copper, the other two objects are in Museums, one large vase 100cm high in the town Museum in Woerden the birth place of Jan Kriege The Netherlands (where there is also a street named after him)
the other vase 80cm high is in the collection of museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Already in his working time the town Museum in Amsterdam ( Stedelijk Museum) was interested in his work and Jan Kriege became a respected craftsmen who was also know outside The Netherlands.
A large part of his work was completely destroyed in 1940 by a airraid.
The shade of our lamp is also hammered out of 1 sheet of copper, our lamp is complete and in fully original condition, even the fabric has the lead small weights to stretch the fabric downwards.
The part against the ceiling has place for 4 fittings.
Jan Kriege 1884-1944 was a sculpture silversmith/goldsmith and jewel designer, wit a speciality in hand hammered copper objects