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This item is a wonderful piece from my collection being offered to you here, and is a featured piece by Etling, number 146 as listed in the Choisy - le - Roi catalogue. Also currently available from my shop, is this same pattern bowl in opalescent glass, which you may wish to view to make comparison: Item number JJ938
The entire output of Etling glass, was solely produced during the Art Deco period and the company did not continue following WWII, with only Sevres, reproducing many Etling glass female figurines as late as the 1970s.
The bowl has a moulded maker mark and it also carries its moulded corresponding pattern number: ETLING FRANCE 146
The pattern was a favoured one by Etling, who made this bowl available as a comport, which was mounted upon a variety of plinths & bases of different materials from metal to mahogany. The bowl was also produced using opalescent glass (please see my item number JJ665 for such an example) however, although opalescent patterns tend to be more desirable, with desirability comes additional cost. This piece is just as dynamic, it was produced from the same mould, and as can be seen when making a comparison, the moulded detailing of this pattern using quality crystal is just as sublime... if not more so.
In places, the glass is a staggering 1 inch thick, and the beautifully moulded patterns are at eight different levels of glass thickness. All of the moulded patterns are upon the base of the bowl.
Beginning with the background, sprays of stylized stemmed-flowers curl outwards from beneath overlapping & under-lapping lily pads and large flower petals. Further decorative elements have been incorporated into the design, of three piles of daisies & peony flower heads which each culminate to become a tripod of feet. The resulting effect is phenomenal and as good as it gets.
Neither one of the three decorative moulded features are the same. Each are different, so as to provide an underside to the bowl that is more like a collage of artistry than of glass. It is quite simply breath taking.
Etling, quite often becomes a mash of confusion in terms of the glass which bears its name and its association, for unlike most other major French glass producing names of the era, Etling were not entirely devoted to glass alone, but were rather an embracing `Society' of quality commissioned items using a wide range of high quality working mediums, such as Ivory, Ceramics, Bronze and of course glass. Etling, in other words was a high-class Salon, rather than a factory.
Founded in Paris France at 29 Rue Paradis, circa 1909, Edmond Laurent Etling, used only the very high-class & top freelance designers of the period to adorn his shop with the most incredible objects of its era...
...Outstanding Statuary figurine works by Chiparus, Colinet, Guiraud-Riviere and Lucille Sevin and many others for example, were saleable commissions at Etling as were also phenomenal examples of glass items designed by Sevres, Geza Hiecz and Georges Beal, to name just a few. Most, if not all Etlings' glassware from these designers, was produced and made at the Choisy-leRoi glassworks, tantamount in Paris France as a glass producing area of complete and total quality, as this wonderful large charger bowl, justifiably signifies & demonstrates.
I am offering you this piece completely free of any damage.
Diameter: 30cms - 11.75 inches Height/depth: 6.5cms - 2.5 inches Postage weight: *3k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request
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