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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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Monumental Degué Art Deco Vase c1930

Monumental Degué Art Deco Vase c1930

A monumental Degué Art Deco vase from c1925 in excellent condition. For more French art glass including Lalique, Legras, Galle, and Daum among others please visit Scottish Antiques online store

£475.00

French Dodecagonal Footed Opalescent Centrepiece c1925

French Dodecagonal Footed Opalescent Centrepiece c1925

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

£295.00

Schneider Le Verre Francais Vase c1925

Schneider Le Verre Francais Vase c1925

A very fine Schneider Le Verre Francais vase from c1925 in excellent condition

£375.00

Schneider Le Verre Francais Moon Flask c1925

Schneider Le Verre Francais Moon Flask c1925

A Schneider "Le Verre Francais moon flask

£375.00

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

French Cameo Glass Vase c1910

French Cameo Glass Vase c1910

A beautiful although unsigned French cameo vase c1910 in excellent condition

£365.00

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

Very Tall Andre Delatte Amethyst Vase c1925

Very Tall Andre Delatte Amethyst Vase c1925

A minumental glass vase by Andre Delatte

£325.00

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

Pair Muller Freres Glass Trinket Boxes c1925

Pair Muller Freres Glass Trinket Boxes c1925

The ideal gift for mothers day. Antique dressing table wares. These trinket boxes were made by muller Freres

£275.00

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 De Vez Three Colour Cameo Vase Depicting Venice c1910

A De Vez Three Colour Cameo Vase Depicting Venice c1910

A magnificent De Vez Cameo Vase depicting venice made c1910 in Paris. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£475.00

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. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£2,500.00

An Art Deco Vase by  D'Avesn For Daum c1935

An Art Deco Vase by D'Avesn For Daum c1935

A French machine age Art Deco vase by D'Avesn for Daum in c1935 . Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£190.00

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. Available from ScottishAntiques omline stote.

£550.00

Three Colour Cameo Vase d'Argental By Paul Nicolas c1920

Three Colour Cameo Vase d'Argental By Paul Nicolas c1920

Cameo signed with cross of Lorraine and d'Argental, denoting this this is by paul Nicolas

£625.00

A Pair Baccarat Opaline Floral Vases c1860

A Pair Baccarat Opaline Floral Vases c1860

Morning glory vines, baccarat moulded opaline glass vases

£2,750.00

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Andre Delatte c1925

A Wrought Iron Mounted Glass Bowl Centrepiece By Andre Delatte c1925

The small manufactory of Andrew Delatte was a thorn in the side ofthe local majors such as Daum and Galle. They were sued for plaigiarism and copyright infringements. The influence of the designs of Louis Majorelle for Daum is very evident in this item

£450.00

A French Glass Toothpick Holder With Metal Frog c1930

A French Glass Toothpick Holder With Metal Frog c1930

A French glass toothpick holder with metal frog climbing a ladder from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£95.00

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

£425.00

Three Miniature Cameo Glass Vases

Three Miniature Cameo Glass Vases

The smallest example with painted landscape is signed Swan. The second cameo glass example has been signed EH, this may be an apprentice piece. It is very unusual for cameo glass miniatures to be signed by a major manufactory

£375.00

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

£90.00

Baccarat Eglantier Cameo Trinket Dish c1910

Baccarat Eglantier Cameo Trinket Dish c1910

An antique Baccarat eglantier cameo overlay dish. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£220.00

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.

£220.00

A DeVez Cameo Solifleur Vase c1910

A DeVez Cameo Solifleur Vase c1910

A most attractive deVez cameo solifleur vase.

£325.00

Schneider Mottled Glass Ewer c1925

Schneider Mottled Glass Ewer c1925

A Schneider mottled glass ewer from c1925. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£550.00

An Art Deco Schneider Glass Footed Bowl c1930

An Art Deco Schneider Glass Footed Bowl c1930

An Art Deco Schneider glass footed bowl from c1930. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£450.00

A Delatte Nancy Bowl c1920

A Delatte Nancy Bowl c1920

A Delatte Nancy vase from c1920. Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£260.00

Andre DelatteOpalescent Glass Dessert Service c1920

Andre DelatteOpalescent 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

£275.00

Rare Early Schneider Berlingot Marked Solifleur Vase c1920

Rare Early Schneider Berlingot Marked Solifleur Vase c1920

The candy cane or "Berlingot" mark was only used by Schneider from 1918 to 1922. .Available at Scottish Antiques online store.

£175.00

An Etling Art Deco Centrepiece c1930

An Etling Art Deco Centrepiece c1930

Probably better know for the Dimitri Chiparus bronzes Etling were one of the most significant manufacturers of decorative objects and art glass for the home between the wars. This is a fine examplar of a deco table centrepiece

£575.00

A Vessiere Nancy Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1910

A Vessiere Nancy Three Colour Cameo Glass Vase c1910

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

£450.00

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