This is Art Deco press moulded glass at its pinnacle best in terms of design coupled with affordability and quality.
These stylized dancing `Flapper Girl' two part center piece comports capture beauty & charm with exceptional detail using the qualities of glass to achieve an appeal that is timeless. They are quite simply gorgeous, a sheer joy to behold and their two piece formation is an incredible advancement of the period.
Center piece comports do not come much better than this, as I am sure that my photographs will illustrate, and you are spoiled you for choice, as this pink example is just one of three currently available here from my collection, each a different colour to suit your individual requirement for interior display paired with investment. The blue example is available by request...
Apart from anything else, one of the most incredible things about this pattern type is that its designer or factory maker has still yet to be confirmed or established. It is a documented & recorded two part center piece, however even its country of origin lends itself to much on-going debate.
Whoever the factory,its designer or the mould making genius were,one needs only to witness this pieces presence to understand it as an item of utter quality.
One could be forgiven perhaps, for thinking it to be by Walther of Germany, who developed the peg bowls which are evident upon these wonderful comports, more than any other factory of the period, however these pattern-types are not recorded or documented as having been produced by Walther. It is not impossible that previous Walther employees took with them the ideas as utilised by Walther to another glassworks, but neither of these pattern examples appear within in any known Walther glass catalogues.
The bowl formation too is not dissimilar to those produced by Josef Inwald (of the Czech Republic) a glass factory of the period which cannot be ruled out however none of their bowl patterns were produced using the glass `peg.' ... A fabulous development within the field of Art Deco press moulded glass, for without it then this center piece could not have been produced. The pegged bowl launches this piece into a world of its own, for not only providing obvious beauty & appeal, but also use, as an impressive centre display wherever it is placed for presentation purposes.
It is an exceptional item of Art Deco interior design.
The methods with which the base has been moulded for example, produces optical delight to optimum effect.
The stepped & hexagonal base, up and towards the lady's waist for example, has been moulded hollow so to achieve eye-catching appeal and optimum visual refraction of light.
The lady,so skilfully & meticulously detailed, stands within a ringed border of exquisitely moulded daisy flowers, whilst raising her dress with decency,as if to dance.
The result presents a glass statue with much movement and gracefulness, which is totally in the round, as both sides of her have been afforded the same exacting attention to detail and naturalistic observation.
Study for example,the very clever way with which her dress depicts her legs,with subtleness,or the look of peacefulness & harmony which has been captured upon her facial expression, whilst she almost skates for you upon a plinth of crystal ice.
I make no false claim here. She bears the same parallel to any figurative glass works made by any other moulded glass factory of the Art Deco period. She is simply stunning.
From collectors of glass to admirers of all things Art deco,this crystal two part center piece is also in fabulous condition.
There are no cracks. No repairs, scratches or imperfections to the crystal mouldings, on either the central base or its bowl and none of the satin frosting is either polished or bruised. All is as crisply defined as if new... There is an acceptable very tiny `nick' to the `peg' itself, but that is all and it has no affect upon the stability or the dramatics of this piece when in situ.
These outstanding examples of Art Deco press moulded glass are of historical importance and also scarcely distributed,as offered here complete. Since their date of manufacture,the bowls have become separated from their bases for example,or have suffered severe damage to their pegs which then render them of no use to the lady figurative beneath.
The lady's also (as with many glass items) have suffered damage beyond any amount of repair,and when coupled with the fact that very few of these pattern types were produced (in relation to others) makes this opportunity a golden one for you.
The very superlative and the almost unequalled formation of this all-glass center piece places it within the world of Art Deco sovereignty...
Whether you have a preference for Pink or Blue glass or Matt-Satin Frosted Crystal,here from my collection of Classy Glass Antiques there is one just for you,and this Pink example,using both transparent & frosted glass,will take your breath away from the very moment that she arrives to you...
Total height: 10.5 inches Height of Base: 8 inches Widest width: 6.5 inches Base diameter: 5.5 inches Bowl diameter: 9.5 inches Postage weight: *4k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
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