Impressive Degue hand blown cameo glass vase. Measures 17.75 inches high, 10 inches wide at center, and 8.5 inches at its top. Excellent condition, signed on base. Just acquired from a long time collector of Degue art glass. Degué was the brainchild of the enigmatic David Guéron (1892–1950). Born in Turkey to Spanish Jewish parents, he fled scandal at the age of 22 by joining the French Foreign Legion in 1914, only to be sent to the Western Front, where he was wounded and then pensioned out of the army. Following the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, he set up his glassworks in Compiègne, about 50 miles northeast of Paris, to produce tableware and other functional glass. Compiègne had been the site of the Great War Armistice. In 1926, the year after the successful Paris Exhibition, Guéron moved into the more lucrative production of French art glass. He opened Verrerie d’Art Degué in Paris, a glass works at Boulevard Malesherbes along with a gallery at 41, avenue de Paris, to promote the art glass he named “Degué”. His cameo glass designs leaned heavily toward natural motifs, but also featured the brilliant colors that became his signature. His internally decorated vases, lamps and lampshades met instant success. Another Degué line used a sandblasting method to decorate monochromatic vessels with graphic devices and designs. Bio obtained from Artdecoceramicglasslight.com
American Aesthetic movement kerosene lamp electrified. Pat April 19, 1875, March 2 1876. This is the most beautiful lamp we have every come across from this period. The birds, leaves and flowers are all hand painted fired enamel over glass. Excellent condition. Measures 23 inches to the top of the shade and 12 inches to the top of the lamp. It has a 8 inch bronze base.This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
A spectacular vintage Liuligongfang art glass sculpture, featuring a Koi riding undulating waves, artist signed at base. Includes original presentation box. China, late 20th Century. Dimensions: 12" H x 6 1/2" W x 5" D. Excellent condition.
An Antique English Victorian hand blown cranberry glass oversize collector's bell with a turned, clear glass handle, including a crystal clapper on brass chain. England,c. 1880. dimensions: 12 1/2" H x 7 1/4" diameter
A French green opaline glass covered compote with a milk glass applique, footed pedestal and finial, the body and pedestal of ribbed design; cast blown. France, c. 1900. Dimensions: 12.75" H x 7" diameter.