A wonderful French cameo art glass vase by D'Argental, with fire polished finish, circa approx. 1920. The vase is done in various shades of red vines and florals, set on an off-white background. The top and mouth of the vase form a fire-polished flower. The D'Argental signature, along with the cross of Lorraine, can be seen in cameo on the lower third of the piece. Condition is very good, other than some age wear, soiling and a couple of small abraded areas on the base, there are no cracks or chips. The vase measures 6 inches tall and 1 5/8" diameter at the foot.
D'Argental was a contemporary of Galle and Daum, and consistently produced high quality French cameo art glass at the Compagnie des Cristalleries de St.Louis in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were known for using darker colors-often reds or browns in their cameo pieces.