Signed French Art Deco smoky amber glass dish by Pierre d’Avesn circa 1930s


Having had several of these pattern bowls in my collection, one of which has recently sold, I will if I may, use quotes from my previous listing to describe this piece...

Pierre D'Avesn is perhaps best known for his wonderful glass designs for Rene Lalique, in the early 1920's. The vases, "Tourbillon" & "Serpent" for example, are probably his most famous. He later became employed by Daum, where he was both designer & manager at their Croismare Factory, Luneville, France. Circa 1927. The purpose of his employment, were his glass skills which could rival and compete with the popular and desirable works of Lalique. The USA for example had become a lucrative marketplace for such quality glassware, long before the onsets of the depression in 1932.

Many (myself included) consider D'Avesn to be responsible for the designs of the boxes and covers `Dahlia' and `Trois Dahlias' produced by Lalique c1928 & c1925 respectively.

His work is on parallel with that of Lalique, in both terms of design and quality. Only their signatures can determine their individual desirability and interest of investment.

The D'Avesn bowl offered here was produced most probably at Daum between 1927- to mid- 1930. It is a triumphant piece of glass craftsmanship, with cleverly thought designing without any compromise to quality.

All surfaces have been fire-polished to provide a smooth finish for culinary use and the effect is simply gorgeous.

Despite me having had several of these patterns they are scarce and seldom found outside of private hands, particularly in this colour type. It is a gorgeous shade of smoky-amber, and the mouldings glisten like jewels.

As can be seen from my photographs, it carries a moulded maker mark in raised capitals: P D'AVESN FRANCE. As is also shown, is the remarkable condition of this piece. There are no chips, cracks flea-bites or repairs to any areas of the glass. A hardly noticeable manufacturing line can be seen when the piece is held up to light, however this does not detract and is mentioned here for accuracy of description. It is a remarkable survivor and a very wise investment for the wise collector, at this very low price.

Diameter: 5.75 inches Height/Depth: 1.75 inches Postage weight: 1k 200gms

Item ID: JJ869

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