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 equally high-class salon 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 too 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' opalescent glassware from these designers, was produced and made at the Choisy-le-Roi glassworks, tantamount in Paris France as a glass producing area of complete & total quality, as this bowl justifiably signifies & demonstrates.
It is a featured piece by Etling number 146 as listed in the Choisy-le-Roi catalogue of the period. The pattern was also used by freelance artists of the day as a comport display, which was mounted upon a variety of bronze metal bases and/or chrome, some of which would have ebony or rosewood handles. (Please see one such example item number JJ665 in my shop listings)
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.
This bowl has a moulded maker mark and it also carries its moulded corresponding pattern number: ETLING FRANCE 146
In places, the glass is an incredible 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 and its opalescent qualities are almost unsurpassed.
There are no chips or flea-bites and no bruising etc. to any of the feet or other areas of the glass. The outside edge of the rim has been left unpolished at time of manufacture and so it feels slightly rough in places, however this is not damage and is mentioned for accuracy of description.
This piece is an obvious choice for the connoisseur however it is affordable and accessible to any one, fortunate & lucky purchaser, which at this current offer price, also offers exceptional value for investment...
Diameter: 30cms – 11.75 inches Height/depth: 7cms – 2.75 inches Postage weight: *3k 400gms *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request
Item ID: JJ938
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