Lamps by Fred Brosi
Northern California women and men made some of the most beautiful objects of the Arts and Crafts period. The synergy of the metal smiths in the San Francisco Bay Area is perhaps unparalleled elsewhere in the country. Their distinctive, collective designs influenced the work of other crafters in metal all across America. Their lamps in particular were considered to be some of the best lighting being made at the time.
D'arcy Gaw, Lillian Palmer, Dirk van Erp, August Tiesselinck, Harry Dixon, Hans Jauchen, Armenac Hairenian, and Fred Brosi crafted incomparable work in copper, brass, and silver which is prized by collectors across the country. Shreve's silver was called the Tiffany of the West.
Here, by way of an introduction to new collectors, are six examples from my own collection of the metal work of Fred Brosi who worked in San Francisco. They are unique and wonderful lamps I have collected and also sold in the shop over the years. I have a particular focus on the Arts and Crafts of Northern California which includes lighting, Art Metal, Art Pottery, painting and woodcuts, and furniture and am always looking for new examples to offer in my shop.