Remarkable 1930s French Art Deco opalescent glass shallow bowl by Pierre d’Avesn. Fully signed

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Pierre d'Avesn undeniably did much more than simply contributing to the glass-making world of his era... He was a major force with establishing it. From aged just 14 years he was employed by Rene Lalique, and by 24 years of age he was designing some of the most famous glassware for Lalique: Vases `Tourbillons' and `Serpent' being amongst the most desirable and highly prized patterns even to this day. By aged 29 he was manager & principal designer at `Daum Freres' at their Croismare glassworks at 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...

It is also worth mentioning that Rene Lalique was well into his 50s before his first moulded glass vase & bowl patterns & designs were introduced. Pierre d'Avesn 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) and this wonderful opalescent glass bowl, demonstrates the above in leaps & bounds...

It is a large piece at 12 inches in diameter and its moulded details are exceptionally striking. Six stylized lotus/water lily blooms have been strategically placed around the circumference of the bowl which in turn has then formed a spectacular `star' shape to the centre of the piece, which is also the base. The moulded patterns appear to burst like a firework with mesmerising effects.

Very clever attention to the various depths of the moulded features, combined with the use of opalescent glass, provides an abundance of many different colours of milky-blues & creamy whites. The crisply defined lines and the centres of each flower, achieve a visual quality of a professional `photograph negative.' It is an outstanding work of art by one of the most important glass designers of all time, coupled with the most accomplished of opalescent glass producing factories in France of the period.

There are no chips, cracks or flea-bites to the glass, it is in excellent condition for your collection, and a very wise investment.

Diameter: 12 inches – 30.5cms Glass thickness: ½ inch Postage weight: *3k *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request

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