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French Art Glass

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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Rare Dated Baccarat "B 1847" Scattered Millefiori with Gridel Canes Paperweight

Rare Dated Baccarat "B 1847" Scattered Millefiori with Gridel Canes Paperweight

A rare dates century Baccarat "B 1847" scattered millefiori with Gridel canes paperweight. Available from Scottish Antiques online store,

£1,250.00

Pair of French Opaline Vases c1890

Pair of French Opaline Vases c1890

A stunning pair of French opaline vases from c1890 in excellent condition. For more decorative vases, including a wide array of 19th century vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£575.00

Very Large Signed Mont Joye Enamelled Vase c1900

Very Large Signed Mont Joye Enamelled Vase c1900

This vase has a front and back, the front panel on the flattened ball shape being the most intensely decorated. This is the largest piece of Mont Joye we have seen. This was made prior to the merger with Legras

£725.00

Very Large Verrerie D'Art Degue Vase c1930

Very Large Verrerie D'Art Degue Vase c1930

A clear tribute to the creative genius of Charles Schneider, but then it could be argued that not only David Gueron followed that path Schneider created including Daum and Legras. That said this baluster shape vase is a superb example of interwar Frenh ar

£425.00

Andre Delatte Nancy Berluze Vase c1930

Andre Delatte Nancy Berluze Vase c1930

A beautiful Andre Delatte Nancy Berluze vase from c1930 in good condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco and Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£170.00

French Cameo Glass Biscuit Barrel  Ormolu Butterfly Cover c1900

French Cameo Glass Biscuit Barrel Ormolu Butterfly Cover c1900

When made this would have had a paper label if Baccarat, they rarely survive, or a gilded mark if Mont Joye. We favour Baccarat

£450.00

A Very Tall Muller Freres Marbled Berluze Glass Vase c1910

A Very Tall Muller Freres Marbled Berluze Glass Vase c1910

This statement piece of decorative glassware will adorn any modern room setting despite it being olded than Grandma. Engraved signature Muller Fres Luneville

£375.00

Vallerysthal-Portieux Deco Vase c1925

Vallerysthal-Portieux Deco Vase c1925

allerystal of Lorraine was founded in 1836, a corporate susidiary of the Plaine De Walch founded in 1707. The corporate M&A contined for decades. When Lorrain became part of German part of Alsace-Lorraine the company purchased Portieux, founded in 170

£450.00

A Baccarat Opaline Floral Vase c1860

A Baccarat Opaline Floral Vase c1860

A Baccarat moulded opaline glass vase decorated with honeysuckle and cherry blossom

£325.00

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Degue c1930

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Degue c1930

A centrepiece with iron frame and glass bowl by Degue of Paris

£525.00

An Enamelled Cameo Vase Val Et Compagnie c1920

An Enamelled Cameo Vase Val Et Compagnie c1920

The 'Ancienne Maison Effler' was a Paris based retailer owned by Val E & Compagnie. The vase was produced at the Verriere Belle Etoile at Croismare that was managed by Paul Daum. The 'D'Argyll' range of cameo glass was also produced at the same factor

£235.00

Muller Freres Mottled Glass Vase c1925

Muller Freres Mottled Glass Vase c1925

Muller Freres were highly regarded art glass producers who rivalled Daum in the glass producing crucible than was Lorraine, France

£425.00

A Pair of French or Belgian Pedestal Paperweights c1880

A Pair of French or Belgian Pedestal Paperweights c1880

These weights were produced in Europe during the second half of the 19th century, (von Brackel, "Paperweights: Historicism - Art Nouveau - Art Deco - 1842 to today) identifies similar examples as probably French / Meisenthal, Alsac-Lorraine, or perha

£220.00

Andre Delatte Cameo Glass Vase c1925

Andre Delatte Cameo Glass Vase c1925

This is a stunning design by Andre Delatte that has been beautifully executed. Although the factory output was small and much of it was to be kind "Daum inspired" there were some original designs. The colours in this example are particularly int

£565.00

A Signed  Marcel Goupy Enamelled Perfume Bottle c1925

A Signed Marcel Goupy Enamelled Perfume Bottle c1925

Most probably designed for Parisian retailer Geo Rouard, Goupy was an architect turned jeweller, designer and decorator.

£575.00

A Mirror Pair of Baccarat Enamelled Chinoiserie Vases c1910

A Mirror Pair of Baccarat Enamelled Chinoiserie Vases c1910

A magnificent pair of Baccarat enamelled Chinoiserie vases from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£575.00

Verrerie D'Andelys Vase c.1955

Verrerie D'Andelys Vase c.1955

The Verrerie D'Andelys , was formed by the American Holophane company in the 1920s. The moulds produced were licensed to AH Heisey between 1955 and 57. We are advised that moulded marks were used on earlier examples produced in France and incised marks on

£175.00

Very Tall Andre Delatte Amethyst Vase c1925

Very Tall Andre Delatte Amethyst Vase c1925

A minumental glass vase by Andre Delatte

£290.00

A Signed Andre Delatte Vase 1925-30

A Signed Andre Delatte Vase 1925-30

This is a homage at best to Daum, pure plagiarism at worst . Such was the level of tribute paid by Delatte t Daum that the latter issued multiple legal claims against Delatte for breaches of copyright designs and methods. This remains a beautiful piece of

£625.00

Glass Made Transparent- Tiny Esveld

Glass Made Transparent- Tiny Esveld

Tiny Esveld is an internationally renowned authority on the glassware of Schneider, Galle, Daum and the Ecole De Nancy. This is a forensic examination of how to detect issues with French art glass. Every aspect is discussed from shape, rims, feet, signat

£17.50

Georges de Feure Hellenistic Vase c1910

Georges de Feure Hellenistic Vase c1910

A very fine neoclassical vase by Georges de Feure from c1910. For more French art glass including Lalique, Daum, Galle and more please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£135.00

French Dodecagonal Footed Opalescent Centrepiece c1925

French Dodecagonal Footed Opalescent Centrepiece c1925

Possibly Julien, Choisy-Le -Roi or Verlux. WE favout the latter

£265.00

A Waltersperger Opalescent Glass Perfume Bottle Art deco

A Waltersperger Opalescent Glass Perfume Bottle Art deco

A Sabino Waltersperger opalescent glass perfume bottle from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

André Delatte Cameo Vase c1925

André Delatte Cameo Vase c1925

A stunning Delatte cameo vase from c1925 in excellent condition

£640.00

Crystallerie De Pantin  Enamelled And Optically Moulded Vase H Berge c1900

Crystallerie De Pantin Enamelled And Optically Moulded Vase H Berge c1900

Designed by Henri Berge for crystallerie De Pantin

£320.00

A Baccarat Opalescent Vase c1860

A Baccarat Opalescent Vase c1860

Stunning opalescent vase made by Baccarat in c1860

£275.00

A DeVez Three Coloured Cameo Solifleur c1910

A DeVez Three Coloured Cameo Solifleur c1910

A wonderful DeVez three coloured cameo solifleur from c1910. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

A Pair of Baccarat Opaline Flower Vases  c1850

A Pair of Baccarat Opaline Flower Vases c1850

A wonderful pair of Baccarat Opaline flower vases from c1850. For more Georgian, Victorian, and art glass please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,100.00

Rare Enamelled Vase Attributed To Georges Rouard c1925

Rare Enamelled Vase Attributed To Georges Rouard c1925

Gorges Rouard was a decorator of glass and porcelain. He opened his retail outlet Geo Rouard at 34 Avenue de L'Opera and hired one Marcel Goupy to manage the decorating business. Geo Rouard was a huge success and they retailed Baccarat and Lalique

£295.00

A Large Pantin Monot & Stumpf Bowl with Original Pantin Label c1890

A Large Pantin Monot & Stumpf Bowl with Original Pantin Label c1890

A large Pantin Monot & Stumpf bowl with original pantinlLabel from c1890. Available at Scottish Antiques online store

£55.00

An Art Deco  Julien Opalescent Glass Bowl c1930

An Art Deco Julien Opalescent Glass Bowl c1930

An art deco Julien opalescent glass bowl with handles and stand from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

A Tall Muller Freres Vase c1925

A Tall Muller Freres Vase c1925

The body is matt, it has been finished with acid. The acid stencil mark looks polished but the etching is simply more intense. This vase is cased, the colour is sandwiched between the two transparent layers of glass, The outer surfacr then being acid etch

£385.00

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