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Set of Four French Art Deco Opalescent Glass Knife Rests by Danielo c1930s
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Although unsigned, this superb set of French opalescent glass knife rests are by Danielo, as is evident by other such items in my collection
Little has been recorded about the glass by `Danielo' apart from the item descriptions which accompany these pieces when they appear for sale. As like other French glass makers of the Art Deco period, such as Cesari, G Vallon, and Arrers for example, informative research about `Danielo' as a maker or a factory is as yet to surface.
Most of the items that I have seen which bear his signature are relatively small opalescent glass studies of animals, birds fish and knife-rests, all of which have been portrayed & moulded with refinement and skill. The opalescent glass itself is also a glass of quality, which would point towards Choisy-le-Roi, however even though it is probable it cannot be established.
One thing which is for sure, is that Danielo items are of a quality which ` is up there' with the likes of Sabino for example. Danielo figurative studies of animals are exceptional in terms of their interpretation using opalescent glass as a working medium. Danielo glass is exquisite, as these knife rests amply demonstrate...
First & foremost they meet the brief and serve their purpose for dining use, whilst also encompassing visual beauty and charm. These quality pieces remind us of how fine dining must have been for a chosen few, and yet today, these beautiful items, have become accessible for us all to adore and to cherish and to make OUR special dining occasions, that more special.
My late Mum was always one for making a dining experience one to remember and she would have loved these knife rests to decorate the table... along with other thoughtfully place items for her invited guests, and why not? Glass such as this should be used as intended as well as being admired, and these beautiful items serve that purpose.
I have personally used this four, as base supports for opalescent glass bowls – such is their flexibility of use and display possibilities - they are enchanting items for your collection and a wise investment indeed at this price for a set of four...
Lengths: 4 inches Widest widths: 1 inch Heights: 1 inch Postage weight: 1k 400gms
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