French Art Deco uranium glass 14" charger bowl by Pierre d'Avesn for Verlys

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Though unsigned or maker marked, this is a documented piece by Pierre d'Avesn, France. It is the `Poissons' pattern bowl of the Art Deco period.

d'Avesn undeniably did much more than simply contributing to the glass-making world of his era... He was paramount with establishing it. Having been employed since aged 14 years by Rene Lalique, his skills as a master craftsman continued to flourish. By aged 29 years he was Manager & principal designer at `Daum Freres' at their Croismare glassworks 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 at Cristallerie de Choisy-le-Roi (Sèvres).

This d'Avesn piece `IS UP THERE' with the likes of R Lalique, or Etling and any other glass working genius of the 20th century, in terms of quality matched with design and its features are plentiful...

The base of the bowl has been designed as a stylized whirlpool, which spirals its way upwards and outwards to cover the glass with a pattern of rippling water. Set amongst this background are three large angel fish, seen to be blowing a series of bubbles around the circumference of the bowl. It is a wonderful design which provides much movement...

... And just look at the choice of glass colour for this piece, which emphasises the design to perfection...

It has been produced using uranium green glass which fluoresces & glows with amazing qualities when subjected to UV black light. It can be assumed that due to the glass colour as used, that this piece would have been produced during the years that d'Avesn spent with Verlys. The glass has also been matt-satin frosted to provide a luxurious finish, and with a diameter of almost 14 inches (31cms) this is a desirable bowl that has everything going for it. It is a sensational piece for your collection.

It is also free of any damage. There are no chips, cracks flea-bites or nicks. It is as `crisp' as the date of manufacture – circa 1930s.

Diameter: 14 inches – 31cms Height/Depth: 2.5 inches – 6.5cms Postage weight: *4k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request

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