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The importance of the French contribution to the art glass movement can be gauged by the fact that Rene Lalique – one of the finest craftsmen ever to work in the medium – is considered to have produced pieces that are not the best there were on offer. He was equalled, and often eclipsed, by stunning work from Emile Galle and Daum Freres, who between them elevated French art glass wares to the very highest level.
 
Initially having taken on the wider Victorian production of cameo glass, the French artists developed the process, adding their own enhancements and creative foibles. The basic premise of cameo glass saw etching techniques used to remove the outer layers of multi-ply glass pieces, revealing the underlying lamina and creating images in relief. Galle was considered the master of this art, but Daum’s craftsmen developed the use of acid etching which enabled them to add texture or varying opacity to their material, and create a new range of products as a result. They also pioneered the use of wheel-ground surfaces, which produced something approaching a hammered or beaten effect, more common on metalwork, which opened yet more opportunities for creativity.
 
The Great War, unsurprisingly, meant a lengthy hiatus in both production and development, but Daum in particular sprang out of the traps once peace had broken out, and took up their innovative ways once again. Pate de verre was one such modernism, which saw crushed, coloured glass reheated, and used as the initial melt from which new pieces were made which could then be subjected to existing finishing techniques – old skills that gave startling new results when using the reconstituted molten material. At the Christalerie de Nancy – which opened alongside the company’s existing Verrerie in the same town – the preference was to work with brilliantly clear lead crystal, blown in to vases and other vessels, or tooled whilst still molten to produce figurines and sculptural pieces.
 
Galle had long since set new standard in cameo glassware, introducing decorative bubbles – harking back to the Georgian penchant for air twist stems – and also developing the inclusion of metallic foils as layers in his stratified pieces. With Lalique also producing his signature vases, perfume bottles, glass plaques and later stemware – with his own innovative processes such as the “lost wax” casting process borrowed from his earlier jewellery making expertise – it is evident that France could boast an unsurpassed line up of art glass craftsmen, and its place at the very highest table is beyond refute.

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Rene Lalique Meandres Vase Designed 1934

Rene Lalique Meandres Vase Designed 1934

The acid etched mark R.Lalique France is on the base and is visible. This is deco art glass at it's most striking, richly coloured and highly geometric. Simply stunning

£2,250.00

A Galle Ipomoea Cameo Vase c1900

A Galle Ipomoea Cameo Vase c1900

Morning glory flowers open in the morning, hence the name. This is both botanically and contextually correct.

£680.00

Large Daum Art Deco Glass Vase c1930

Large Daum Art Deco Glass Vase c1930

The output of Daum between the wars under the direction of Paul Daum was just as innovative as that before 1914. It can be best summarised by three styles. The "majorelle" type glass vases in which glass is blown into a wrought iron or bronze ar

£675.00

Galle Cameo Clematis Vase c.1900

Galle Cameo Clematis Vase c.1900

This these was used by before and after the 1905 date. This is a classic Galle design that has stood the test of time

£775.00

A DeVez Three Colour Cameo Landscape Vase c1910

A DeVez Three Colour Cameo Landscape Vase c1910

deVez is a pseudonym for the art director at the De Pantin factory, namely De Verraux. We believe this to be hugely underrated when compared to equivalents from both Daum and Galle, the colours and depth of field are the equal of anything produced by thei

£725.00

Rene Lalique Oeillets Coupe Ouverte Designed 1932

Rene Lalique Oeillets Coupe Ouverte Designed 1932

A stunning Rene Lalique "open bowl" . This displayes superbly. See more the Scottish online antique store

£1,275.00

Very Tall Andre Delatte Berluze Vase C1930

Very Tall Andre Delatte Berluze Vase C1930

An Andre Delatte berluze vase, his is described as being "verre marmoréen", marble like. See more at the Scottish antiques store

£165.00

Galle Three Colour Cameo Cherry Blossom Vase c1900

Galle Three Colour Cameo Cherry Blossom Vase c1900

Many would argue that Emile Galle was the greatest glass artist of all time. We cannot dispute this

£1,250.00

Legras Mont Joye Enamelled Vase c1905

Legras Mont Joye Enamelled Vase c1905

The enamelled dafodils on the Legras Mont Joye vase are quite ethereal

£375.00

Rene Lalique Poissons Coup-Ouverte Designed 1931

Rene Lalique Poissons Coup-Ouverte Designed 1931

A Rene Lalique "coup-ouverte" dish Marcilhac 3056

£575.00

Rene Lalique Campanules Bowl Designed 1932

Rene Lalique Campanules Bowl Designed 1932

Designed in 1932 the interlocking campanules are alternately rib moulded and opalescent. See more Rene Lalique at our online antique store

£975.00

Rene Lalique Volubilis Dish Designed 1921

Rene Lalique Volubilis Dish Designed 1921

This Rene lalique design was inspired by the volubilis ipomoea- the morning glory flower.

£525.00

Galle Three Colour Cameo Fuschia Vase c1900

Galle Three Colour Cameo Fuschia Vase c1900

A glass cameo vase designed by Émile Gallé. The absence of a star before the signature indicates that the piece was produced prior to 1904.

£875.00

Legras Gilt Acid-Etched Glass Mulberry Vase c1925

Legras Gilt Acid-Etched Glass Mulberry Vase c1925

French Legras glass vases, lalique, Daum and more all for sale at the Scottish online antique store

£575.00

Galle Three Colour Cameo Wisteria Vase c1910

Galle Three Colour Cameo Wisteria Vase c1910

A glass cameo vase designed by Émile Gallé. The absence of a star before the signature indicates that the piece was produced prior to 1904.

£825.00

Daum Nancy Pate De Verre Vase c1905

Daum Nancy Pate De Verre Vase c1905

An example of French art glass from the early 20th century for sale, Daum, galle , lalique and more

£525.00

Legras Glass Stem Vases c1895

Legras Glass Stem Vases c1895

A pair of antique stem vases for collectors

£110.00

Rene Lalique Primeveres Box And Cover No77

Rene Lalique Primeveres Box And Cover No77

Vintage glassware from france and more lalique for sale at our antique store online

£975.00

Galle Three Colour Cameo Solifleur Vase c1900

Galle Three Colour Cameo Solifleur Vase c1900

Cameo glass for collectors and investors

£725.00

Rene Lalique Bagatelle Vase Marcilhac 10-936

Rene Lalique Bagatelle Vase Marcilhac 10-936

A range of Vintage glassware and more lalique from france for sale at the Online antique store

£700.00

Rene Lalique Rampillon Vase Marcilhac 991

Rene Lalique Rampillon Vase Marcilhac 991

Vintage glassware from france for sale at the Online antique store

£875.00

Galle Three Colour Cameo Hydrangeas Vase c1900

Galle Three Colour Cameo Hydrangeas Vase c1900

A glass cameo vase designed by Émile Gallé for collectors

£675.00

Large Art Deco Daum Nancy Vase c1930

Large Art Deco Daum Nancy Vase c1930

The geometric cut and polished design on an acid etched canvass is typical of Daum Nancy in the early 1920s

£260.00

R.Lalique Opalescent Formose Vase 1924 Marcilhac 934

R.Lalique Opalescent Formose Vase 1924 Marcilhac 934

R lalique Formose vase, investment grade antique glassware for sale

£4,200.00

Verame Verrerie d'Art Metz Vase c1930

Verame Verrerie d'Art Metz Vase c1930

A vintage French glass vase for the glass collector and the decoratot

£325.00

A Clichy Marbled Glass Vase c1900

A Clichy Marbled Glass Vase c1900

Vintage glass vases and more from the Scottish online antique store

£190.00

Rene Lalique Oleron Vase Designed 1927

Rene Lalique Oleron Vase Designed 1927

R lalique Oleron vase, investment grade glassware

£1,300.00

Rene Lalique Opalescent Poissons Bowl

Rene Lalique Opalescent Poissons Bowl

The very collectable Lalique poissons pattern glass bowl in a wonderful opalescent colour, signed R Lalique

£475.00

Art Deco Daum Nancy Vase c1930

Art Deco Daum Nancy Vase c1930

Daum were the leading light amongst those glass producers using deco style

£290.00

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