Pierre d’Avesn was just 25 years of age when he produced this incredible piece, which is truly quite something. Particularly when you consider that Rene Lalique for example, was well into his 50s before his own vase & bowl patterns were introduced. However, d’Avesn was much more than an average artist using press molded glass techniques, he was instrumental in its development.
His achievements throughout his working career were remarkable. At aged 14 years he was employed by Lalique, where he went on to design many examples of exceptional glassware within the space of 10 years for Lalique. Vases ‘Serpent’ and ‘Tourbillons’ being just two of the most highly prized and extremely desirable examples.
In 1926, he left Lalique to concentrate with creating his own glass examples, which were then made by Cristallerie de Saint-Rémy, where this sensational bowl was produced… and yet still his remarkable achievements continued…
By aged 29 years he became Manager & principal designer at `Daum Freres' at their Croismare glass-works in Luneville in France, where he remained until c1936. One year later he took over the Management of `Verlys' until the outbreak of WWII c1940 and still aged just 39 years... This man was a genius as is evident by the incredible works he left behind, not only for other glass factories but also as a freelance artist at Cristallerie de Choisy-le-Roi (Sèvres)
Please take more than a short while to study this example by d’Avesn. Look at just how meticulous the design and the fabrication of this piece, places him alongside with works by René Lalique and Sabino for example. This piece by d’Avesn is no ordinary example of press moulded glass it is a work of Art and of significant importance.
Overall the glass is one quarter inch in thickness, whilst the moldings are 1 inch in places, and as can be seen it has been beautifully designed & crafted with 3 stylized European Common Carp, swimming within an Art Deco themed waterscape of bubbles, which sparkle & glisten like stings of pearls. The result is absolutely stunning…
As you would expect from a d’Avesn piece, the crystal used is one of exceptional quality. This bowl is almost 4k in weight, which in itself is sign of quality. All of the molded patterns are to the underside of the bowl, which has then been matt-satin frosted, whilst the inside has been fire-polished. The base of the bowl is fully signed in molded block capitals: P. D’AVESN FRANCE
CONDITION REPORT: The bowl is in excellent condition, save for ‘tiny nick’ which can be felt to the inside rim. This is a fine example for your collection and its value is destined to continue to grow… I would urge you not to allow this opportunity to pass you by.
Diameter: 12 inches Height/depth: 2.25 inches Postage weight: *4k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
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