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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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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

A European Citrine Glass Trinket Box  c1900

A European Citrine Glass Trinket Box c1900

A Citrine Glass Box from c1910. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£185.00

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

An Opalescent Glass Baluster Vase by Sevres

An Opalescent Glass Baluster Vase by Sevres

An opalescent baluster vase by Sevres. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

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

A Spiral Ribbed Baluster Vase

A Spiral Ribbed Baluster Vase

Eric Knowles Comment: Totally unmarked this vase is presently something of an enigma. Its fluid yet heavy form is blown whilst attached to a circular two part mould that collectively offers a pleasing overall appearance that suggests the early post-war ye

£220.00

Verlys Pheasant Shaped Light Cover c1930

Verlys Pheasant Shaped Light Cover c1930

A very fine Verlys pheasant shaped night light cover from c1930 in excellent condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Art Deco glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

Signed D'Argental Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1920

Signed D'Argental Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1920

A stunning D'Argental cameo glass vase from c1920 in excellent condition. For more French art glass, including a wide range of Art Nouveau vases, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£375.00

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

Baccarat Cameo Glass Jardiniere c1910

Baccarat Cameo Glass Jardiniere c1910

A Baccarat acid etched cameo jadiniere decorated with poppies in excellent condition.

£325.00

André Delatte Cameo Vase c1925

André Delatte Cameo Vase c1925

A stunning Delatte cameo vase from c1925 in excellent condition

£640.00

Very Tall Enamelled Daum Vase Signed Leune c1925

Very Tall Enamelled Daum Vase Signed Leune c1925

An enormous enamelled Daum vase signed by the decorating shop Leune in excellent condition

£395.00

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

£725.00

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 French Richard  Acid Cut Cameo Glass Vase  c1925

A French Richard Acid Cut Cameo Glass Vase c1925

An elegant Richard acid cameo glass jug Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£425.00

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.

£1,375.00

A Large Schneider Glass Vase Made for Ovington New York c1920

A Large Schneider Glass Vase Made for Ovington New York c1920

A vibrant and large Schneider glass vase made for Ovington the retailer in New York c1920. For more French art glass please visit ScottishAntiques online store.

£525.00

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

Andre Delatte Opalescent Glass Dessert Service c1920

Andre Delatte Opalescent Glass Dessert Service c1920

Andre Delatte paid such tribute to Daum and Lalique that he became embroiled in legal action for breach of copyright. This is homage to Lalique . For this purpose Delatte used the brand name Arrers. Pieces marked Arrers France

£190.00

A Vessiere Nancy Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1910 Was £380

A Vessiere Nancy Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1910 Was £380

The Vessieres Freres, Charles and Justin were decorators and manufacturer of glass within Nancy. Blanks were evidently purchased from other producers and then carved and engraved within their own workshop. They also produced their own glass to decorate. T

£310.00

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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