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Magnificent Original French Art Deco Crystal Glass Jardinière. Les Poissons by d’Avesn for Verlys France circa 1933. Signed.
There are no photographs that can prepare you for the magnificence of this d'Avesn designed piece by Verlys, in terms of size and its incredible presence in situ. It is sensational in every sense of the word...
The pattern was introduced by Verlys France circa 1933 as jardinière Les Poissons number 964 and was available using several glass colour varieties including opalescent.
Later reproductions were produced from original French Verlys moulds, in USA Verlys America, leased to A. H. Heisey company, up until as late as c1957...
Offers will be considered for this original French Verlys piece...
It is difficult perhaps to imagine this piece at being over 18 inches from handle to handle, and yet it is, and even larger still. It is an incredible & substantial piece by Verlys, and its d'Avesn design is sublime...
Stylized fan-tailed goldfish are the predominant feature throughout this piece however in this instance four of the fish also extend outwards and away from the jardinière itself, using their tails to provide a pair of fantailed handles. It is a triumphant design that is astonishing and dramatic with never ending eye-catching appeal.
There are many times when we forget about the qualities of uncoloured crystal... The current rage seems to be for all things Uranium, Opalescent, Iridescent or a favourite colour type, however this piece needs no colour addition or additional special affects to enhance its beauty, and all that glitters is not gold... This is in fact a certain piece that is better for it, by being just as it is in its understated purity.
The exterior surface has been matt-satin frosted, with polished accents to the certain areas of the fish, such as their eyes and some of the raised details upon their fins, which produces ever more dimension to the mouldings. The interior has been highly fire polished, and it carries a moulded maker mark in raised relief using cursive script: Verlys France.
CONDITION REPORT: This jardinière is quality glass at its quality best for your collection, and its condition is pristine. It is a desirable piece for the connoisseur collector and it represents a very wise investment...
Total length: 19.5 inches 49.5cms Jardinière depth: 4 inches Total height: 5 inches Jardinière bowl diameter: 12 x 7 inches Postage weight: *4k *Postage Discounts are available for this piece to overseas (outside of Europe) by request.
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