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I would welcome positive & accurate identification to the maker of this marvellous Art Deco glass trinket boudoir set & clock.
Some have suggested Libochovice,however the pattern appears in none of my catalogues.
Sklo Union, has also been put forward as being a contender, but then again, this extensive Art Deco set, pre-dates the formation of Sklo Union.
I cannot therefore put a factory name in this instance to these fabulous items, without further suggestion of accuracy.
That is a complete set (is unquestionable as such) and although the clock mechanism itself would have been produced outside of the glassworks, its glass surround, displays two very distinctive qualities, which directly associates it as being a component to the entire set, produced by the same glassworks.
It is without any doubt one of the largest Trinket Vanity sets, in terms of its amount of component items, ever produced by any factory of the Art Deco period, using press moulded glass techniques.
The Selenium peachy-pink colour is identical in every way, which would be impossible to replicate, so as to match any other item,
The second give-away-sign is a very subtle one.
There are four small glass feet to the base of the ring dish only. No other component piece has these feet (save for the clock) and it is these feet also which are identical in moulded form & shape to each.
It is more often the case than not, with Art Deco glass trinket sets, (produced by most glass factories of the period) to have a multitude of different components using the same design.
These would be made available at time of purchase so to select at ones own personal requirement.
Seldom do all component items from one design range, fit upon its tray. This allowed for freedom of personal choice and of course numerous display possibilities for the purchasing customer...
... The tray, with a pair of candle stick holders & a ring dish...
Or perhaps just the three lidded pots, or only the larger one, with the candle holders...
The candle sticks and just the clock etc.
Each and/or all can be displayed separately, as was also the case at time of purchase, but all will come together to form one magnificent extensive set, of which this pattern type is one of the largest.
Many of these Art Deco glass set patterns were purchased as wedding gifts during the 1930's. My own late mother for example received as such.
Friends and or relatives would at such times, each purchase a separate item so as to unite as one treasured keepsake for a wedding, anniversary or a retirement presentation etc.
These dressing table trinket sets, produced by any maker, were exceptionally popular here in England during the mid c20th and very few households were without at least one or one of several of the various component items produced. Be it a solitary powder pot, dish or other item, for their bedroom dresser cabinet for example...
And who can blame them?
For each and all are wonderful useable objects of the period, matched with incredible glass style & form, using a wide variety of glass colour types.
The huge variety of the sets made available, is evidence itself to their appeal, and hardly one moulded glass factory of the period did not produce at least one of their own designs.
This makes collecting these wonderful glass examples of Art Deco, very desirable to us today.
They are also exceptionally good value for money in terms of what one receives from ones investment, and as you will see (from some of my own collection) of currently listed examples each and all have a unique charm matched with class and of course use, as is intended.
If you collect nothing else but these trinket sets, then you are a collector who as a good eye for quality, and as I can assure,from my own display cabinets, each one is a dream.
This fabulous set is no exception...
I will, if I may, allow my photographs to describe the decorative features & components of this particular set, and conclude here with a condition report, together with size of scale.
The clock mechanism will need servicing or replacing. I have had it running, but it does not keep good time. I am not a clock repairer, though I would imagine it a simple task for one who is.
This is hardly a detraction as I am sure you would agree, and you will seldom, if ever, see another glass clock example as is shown, and as just a stand-alone-item, it is a very desirable Art Deco glass clock indeed.
Each to their own, but I am not of the mind or intention to sell the clock separately or to split ANY of my trinket sets, into component items, once they belong. Or I may aswell sell a cup with no saucer, even though I may have it, or one single candlestick. etc. etc. etc. (which I personally find to be irresponsible of sellers)
The clock face diameter would easily accommodate a replacement.
It is "THE GLASS" that is exceptional in sets such as these and the clock as is, is a fabulous bonus, working or not!
There are no nasty cracks, chips or missing flecks of glass to any of the items, save for some very minor flea-bites which can be felt (rather than seen) and far too small to photograph but mentioned here for accuracy purposes only. They are evident to the base rims of each pot & both candlesticks and one of the feet of the clock however I stress again that this is very minor and acceptable. This is a truly remarkable set for your collection, which consists of eleven wonderful and indulgent pieces of selenium pink Art Deco glass.
Tray: 11 x 7.75 inches
Candlestick holders: Heights: 4 inches Base diameters: 3.25 inches
Large powder pot: Height: 3.75 inches Widest diameter: 4.75 inches
Trinket pots: Heights: 3.75 inches Widest diameters: 3.75 inches
Ring dish: Height: 3 inches Widest diameter: 3.75 inches
Clock: Height: 3.5 inches Widest width: 5.75 inches Depth: (of glass) 1.5 inches Clock face diameter: 2.25 inches
Combined postage weight: *4k 200gms *Postage discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
Item ID: JJ461
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