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Of the numerous Art Deco press molded glass figural lady center piece displays that were produced in Europe during the 1920s this design by Schweig, Müller & Co., is one of the finest.
For many decades the factual maker of this design was unknown however it has become established as having been produced by one of the most important German glass making factories in history: Schweig, Müller & Co., and the pattern was registered in c1929.
Most, if not all of this particular design, were imported into England and by two known importer-retailers in England: M & J Guggerheneim and also L. Cohen, at time of manufacture and into the mid-1930s.
The lady feature was also available as a statuette for two different lamp pattern types and a further 3 part center piece with a different patterned bowl. The bowl also featured as the top component piece for large comport by Müller.
Here for your collection is a very fine example of the 3 part center piece display pattern types and it uses quality uranium press molded glass throughout to perfection.
Schweig, Müller & Co., were master genius of their craft. Their attention to detail, coupled with the quality of glass that they used, quite often placed them ahead of their field, and when it comes to Art Deco press molded glass design, few German factories could rival them, as this incredible piece amply demonstrates.
Standing central is a fabulously molded glass lady, and her molded details & features have been crisply defined to a high-quality finish. She has been molded nude however a pleated shawl wraps sinuously around her body and down to her shoe covered feet. Her facial expression has been meticulously crafted as so too has her hair in true Art Deco style. She is absolutely gorgeous and exceptionally tactile.
She has also been moulded solid, except for the round base on which she stands. The base carries a full set of press moulded registration marks in raised relief: REGISTERED 749772 FOREIGN. This indicates that it was registered in England by L Cohen.,on November 4th 1929
These same marks are repeated upon top inside of the large flower block which serves as a stand for the lady whilst also providing 16 sloping holes to make easy work of floral arranging. These flower blocks are particularly scarce as many have suffered from irreparable damage or have been lost.
The inside base of the lady and also the top inside edge of the flower block have a few minor nibbles which can be felt but not seen when in situ and so they do not detract or lessen the beauty of this outstanding example of Art Deco press molded glass.
Both of the above items are propelled yet again into a league of their own by the provision of a beautifully crafted bowl. It is a bowl of luxurious quality, it rings like a bell, and it has been afforded with moulded decoration of an exceptional high standard of workmanship.
The interior of the bowl has been fire polished smooth, whilst the exterior has been molded with a profusion of English roses & foliage in both high and low relief. Muller, go even further with this bowl by the addition of a bouquet of roses which have been molded intaglio to the underside base. The resulting effects are stunning, and even as a stand-alone piece, the bowl is a sensational work of art.
The entire center piece looks adorable wherever it is suitably displayed, and its matt-satin finish provides optimum light refraction throughout the glass to give a wonderful focal point in any interior setting. And just when you think that this piece can offer no more, look at how the glass reacts if subjected to UV black light. It is a beautiful example of 1920s Art Deco and its appeal is on-going and timeless.
Total height: 11.5 inches Height of lady: 8 inches Flower block: Height 2.5 inches Diameter: 5.5 inches Bowl diameter: 11.5 inches Postage weight: *3k 500gms *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
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