ART DECO CZECH RHINESTONE JEWELLERY REFORMATTED AS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
Stunning ART DECO Czech Rhinestone Christmas Decorations.
The Rhinestone jewellery components were stored in 1939 during the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia and not rediscovered until after the breakdown of the Communist regime.
A deco jewellery industry no longer existed but local artisans since the 1980's have refigured the components into novelty ornaments especially Christmas trees.
These pieces are not available from this website but my stock is available in The Old Cinema in Chiswick West London and on www.theoldcinema.co.uk
c 1930's reformatted in the 1980's.
A RARE ART DECO DAUM NANCY “LANDSCAPE” CAMEO GLASS VASE
A rare monumental DAUM Art Deco cameo glass landscape vase of classic form.
The body of the glass is formed of clear glass internally flecked in yellow, orange and red and given a satin finish to form the sky of the landscape.
The tree landscape design is acid etched into green and purple cameo glass layers over this satin ground, that are left unpolished.
This deco vase is unusual because the design references the earlier classic DAUM
designs of the 19th Century.
Height: 28.5 cm Width: 16 cm.
Signature: A hidden ‘DAUM NANCY FRANCE’ cameo signature in the water of the lake.
Stock No: 683
Price £2,800(Click on the picture for another view of the vase.)
A STUNNING AND RARE HARRACH INTAGLIO CUT SMALL DANDELION VASE WITH GILT DETAILING
This is one of the most beautiful and delicate HARRACH intaglio cut glass vases that we have ever seen.
The glass is classically flashed internally shading from amethyst to clear at the top of the vase.
A superb Dandelion design has been carved and engraved into the vase with a profiled top.
The whole design has then been detailed in fine gilt enamels with added gilt Art Nouveau whiplash decoration.
This is one of the finest and most detailed Harrach vases we have seen and it is very rare to have such detail in such a small vase.
Height: 15.3 cm.
Signatures. Unsigned but with an engraved and part gilded mark to the base "B132".
Stock No. 121
(Click on the picture for another view of the vase.)
A RARE VAL ST LAMBERT CAMEO GLASS LANDSCAPE VASE
A rare Art Deco Val St Lambert cameo glass vase with a river landscape, sailboat and windmill.
The rather naive Val St Lambert
design has a complicated form as the body of the vase is a frosted clear base but the design is executed in three layers of different shades of green with one layer receiving two etching cuts.
Although the Belgium factory of VAL ST LAMBERT is famous for its dramatic overlay glass, opaque cameo glass scenes such as this as very rare.
Height 13cms. Width 10.5cms.
Signature. Ornate "VsL" in cameo glass low to the body.
PRICE: £650(click on picture)
A BEAUTIFUL AND VERY RARE WMF MYRA KRYSTAL PERFUME BOTTLE WITH STERLING SILVER MOUNTS(Click on the picture for an alternate view.)
A very rare and beautiful WMF MYRA KRYSTAL iridescent perfume bottle with sterling silver mounts.
The glass vessel is of a very rare blown organic form with three impressed dimples.
The surface of the glass is silky smooth with a superb gold and rainbow iridescence.
We have never seen a similar example of this incredibly rare model before.
Height:12 cm. Width: 6 cm.
Signatures. Glass unsigned as usual for WMF. Silver Marked "STERLING" with indistinct marks.
Stock No. 144
AN AMAZING WMF ORGANIC MOULD BLOWN MYRA KRYSTAL GLASS VASE
An iconic Art Nouveau WMF - Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik - organic mould blown MYRA KRYSTAL glass vase.
The stunning organic shape of the vessel is formed by blowing into a mould rather than pouring and the vase has a polished pontil.
The Myra Krystal iridescence is predominantly a dramatic green, shading to blue at the base and red on the rim.
Unusually, the inside of the vase also has an iridescent surface.
This is one of the most dramatic Art Nouveau pieces produced by WMF and is a very rare form.
Height: 14 cm. Width 7.5 cm.
Signatures. As is usual with WMF glass the vase is unsigned.
Stock No. 143
A STUNNING ART DECO WMF MYRA KRYSTAL IRIDESCENT GLASS 'ONION' VASE
This stunning ART DECO WMF Myra Krystal vase of pleated form is one of the largest and most dramatic of the WMF vases produced.
The vase is blown from the typical amber colour glass associated with MYRA KRYSTAL but the iridescence is a truly dramatic and bold strong turquoise blue shading to purple.
This example of the classic WMF vase is in perfect condition with a large polished pontil base and sensual smooth satin surface.
Height: 6 inches.
Signature: Never signed.
Stock No. 863
A STUNNING MONUMENTAL ART DECO LAMP BLOWN GLASS FIGURE BY ISTVAN KOMAROMY
This stunning and rare monumental Istvan Komaromy lamp blown glass figure of a deco style nude dancing girl with red garland is photographed alongside her more classically diminutive sister.
The body of the figure is lamp blown in clear citrine glass holding a red and white streaming garland and standing on a base of Venetian style opal glass.
Such monumental KOMARONY Figures are exceedingly rare and this is only the second one that we have ever encountered.
C late 1930's
Height: 31 cms.
Signature. All Komarony figures are unsigned although some may be found with an original silver paper label. (Unfortunately not this example).
Stock No. 017
PRICE: SOLD Click on the photograph for a another view to the figures.
A SUPERB COLLECTION OF ART DECO STYLE LAMP BLOWN GLASS FIGURES OF NUDE DANCING GIRLS BY ISTVAN KOMAROMY
These are classic Istvan Komaromy lamp blown figures of deco style nude dancing girls.
The body of each figure is lamp blown in white glass, and in one rare case, clear glass, and these are attached to bases of Venetian style combed glass in various colours and styles.
C late 1940's
Heights: In the range of 18 cms.
Signatures. All Komaromy figures are unsigned although some may be found with an original silver paper label.
Stock Nos. 842/9
PRICES: Please contact us to enquire on availability and prices of individual models.
Click on the photograph for a detailed image of three of the figures.
AN ART DECO LAMP BLOWN GLASS FIGURE BY ISTVAN KOMAROMY ~ Often wrongly attributed to Bimini.
This is a fine example of a Bunsen burner lamp blown glass figure of a girl with trumpet by Istvan Komaromy made from Opaque white glass for the figure with black glass trumpet on a Venetian style glass ball base.
These figures were, until recently, attributed to Bimini
, but Bimini's work is more simple in style (or more stylish) and never has the details, such as breasts on the females, that Komaromy
put into his figures.
Komaromy was an Hungarian, born in Germany in 1910. By the age of 20 he had already won gold medals for his work and his exhibit at the 1931 World Fair elicited the praise "the Michelangelo of Glass" from none other than Mussolini.
He visited London in 1935 and was filmed at 'Harrods' making his figures.(click to see film)
He moved to London in 1937, married an English girl, and set up a studio in Croydon in 1939. He continued producing figures until his death in 1976.
pieces are unsigned but later examples are recorded bearing a silver embossed label.(click on picture)
We are constantly sourcing Komaromy and Bimini figures for our clients as this is a strong collecting area. Please contact us if you are looking for similar pieces.
A SUPERB ART DECO DECANTER SET ATTRIBUTED TO MOSER(Click on the picture for a detail of the decanter and glass.)
This is one of the most dramatic Art Deco decanter sets that we have ever seen.
The decanter and glasses are formed in a deep amethyst glass in complicated asymmetrical shapes hand carved to create optical reflections.
The work is so finely produced and of such inventive shapes that we can only attribute it to MOSER.
The suit is accompanied by a classic Art Deco mirrored chrome tray.
Decanter Height: 25 cm Width: 15 cm Depth 11 cm
Glasses Height: 6.5 cm Width 5.5 cm
Signatures: As is normal with CZECHOSLOVAKIAN Art Deco Glass decanter sets, this set does not carry any signatures although the style can almost certainly be attributed to MOSER.
Stock No. 975
A DRAMATIC LEGRAS ACID ETCHED AND ENAMELLED ART DECO VASE
This is a stunning example of a popular LEGRAS Art Deco design executed here on a dramatic monumental vase.
The vase has a pale pink body glass suffused in the lower half with white flecks. The vessel has been acid etched with a robust Legras Art Deco flower-head design.
The acid etched design in relief is highlighted with shades of magenta enamel that contrast with the rough acid textured ground of the vase.
Height 23cms. Diameter 17cms.
Signature. 'Legras' acid etched signature in relief and highlighted with pale magenta enamel.
Stock No. 614
AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE HEINRICH HOFFMANN ART DECO PERFUME BOTTLE IN EXPERIMENTAL BLACK AND CORAL GLASS
This stunning and rare HEINRICH HOFFMANN Art Deco perfume bottle was designed by Alexander Pfohl in 1935/1936.
The perfume bottle is formed in exceedingly rare JET BLACK glass contrasting with the equally rare experimental CORAL colour stopper.
Height with stopper: 17 cms.
PRICE: SOLD(Click on the photograph for a another view of the perfume bottle in different lighting conditions.)
A CURT SCHLEVOGLT "INGRID" VASE IN VERY RARE PALE LAPIS GLASS
This stunning and rare CURT SCHLEVOGLT cabinet vase from the "INGRID" series was designed by Frantisek Pazourek in 1934.
The vase is executed in PALE LAPIS glass, a very rare experimental colour that never entered commercial production.
C late 1934
Height: 12.7 cms.
PRICE: SOLD(Click on the photograph for a another view of the vase in different lighting conditions.)
A SUPERB KARL PALDA ART DECO DECANTER SET WITH CLASSIC BLACK ENAMEL AND FROSTED DECORATION(Click on the picture for a detail of the decanter and glass.)
This is one of the most classic Karl Palda, Czeck Art Deco decanter sets one could hope to find.
The decanter and glasses have applied black geometric designs with hand carved sgrafitto detailing .
The decanter is a heavy prismatic form with matching glasses.
The tray is a classic mirror glass with chrome fittings that sets off the stunning set to true advantage.
Decanter height: 22.5 cm.
Signatures. As is normal with Karl Palda decanter sets, this set does not carry any signatures but the decanter has a worn original factory gold paper label to the base.
Stock No. 908
A STUNNING AND VERY RARE AMALRIC WALTER PĀTE DE VERRE FLORAL VASE SCULPTED BY HENRI BERGE (Click on the picture for an alternate view.)
A superb and beautiful AMALRIC WATER pate-de-verre vase sculpted by HENRI BERGE and produced during WALTER's 'StudioDays' (1920 -1935) after leaving the DAUM factory and following his years of fighting in the First World War.
The vase is typically bright and vivid polychromatic glass used for a classic BERGE floral design.
This is a charming diminutive sized cabinet vase.
Height: 9.5 cm. Width: 7.5 cm.
Signatures. Signed in the mould, both "A. WALTER NANCY"
and "Berge Sc.".
Stock No. 714
THE STUNNING AND VERY RARE G. ARGY- ROUSSEAU PĀTE DE VERRE 'GRAPES' VASE of 1926
By 1926 Gabriel Argy-Rousseau's skill with Pāte de Verre was highly developed and his 'Grapes' vase was the epitome of this evolution. The vase when first shown, was hailed at the time by the critics for its stylisation "full of verve and depth".
The pāte de verre vase is moulded with hanging bunches of grapes surround by pendant leaves. The white grapes contrast with the vibrant purples and deep magenta of the leaves on a lovely translucent ground.
This stunning vase dramatically changes colour with the light, appearing quite dark when front lit but beautifully vibrant when lit internally.
Height 9 cms. Width 11.75 cms.
Signature. 'G ARGY- ROUSSEAU' in moulded incised capitals vertically up the side of the vase and 'FRANCE' to the base.
Stock No. P202
PRICE: SOLD(Click on the picture for a view of the signature.)
AN EARLY, STUNNING AND RARE G. ARGY- ROUSSEAU PĀTE DE VERRE 'CUP' VASE DEPICTING IVY
A beautifully strong example of an early and rare Gabriel Argy-Rousseau Pāte de Verre 'cup' vase in dramatically bold colours depicting Ivy.
This Ivy design is one of Argy-Rousseau's earliest examples of his work in Pāte de Verre, produced in1919.
The pāte de verre vase moulded in relief with deep red browns, black browns and yellow on a ground shading through creams to pale brown.
This stunning vase dramatically changes colour with the light especially when lit internally.
Height 9 cms. Width 11.5 cms.
Signature. 'G ARGY- ROUSSEAU' in moulded incised capitals round the side of the vase and 'FRANCE' to the base.
Stock No. P203
PRICE: SOLD(Click on the picture for a view of the signature.)
A SUPERB PAIR OF ART DECO GLASS CANDLE STICKS BY KARL PALDA
A superb pair of Art Deco 'Cubist' inspired glass candle sticks with cut , enamelled and silvered surfaces executed by the Czech studio of Karl Palda.
The sticks which are a proper 'mirrored' pair, were initially hand blown and then cut to these final dramatic shapes. They were then hand enamelled in blue and electroplated with silver in this stunning Art Deco style.
(Although red and black colours appear on the sticks in the photographs, these colours are not on the glass, they are reflections in the silvered parts of the design).
Height 11.25 cm Width 8.5 cm. Depth 4 cm
Stock No. 606
PRICE: SOLDClick on the photograph to view the candle sticks on a white ground.
RARE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ART DECO PERFUME BOTTLES DESIGNED BY HEINRICH HOFFMAN AND CURT SCHLEVOGT FOR THE 'INGRID' COLLECTION
THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ART DECO PERFUME BOTTLE IN HOLLYWOOD
Heinrich Hoffman and his son-in-law H G Curt Schlevogt were prominent designers and makers of extreme Art Deco vanity glass products in Czechoslovakia with outlets throughout Europe. When Max Factor first imported their perfume bottles to Hollywood in the late 1920's the bottles immediately caught the attention of Cinema Art Directors and it was not long before they began to appear on every stylish Art Deco movie set in Hollywood.
In 1939, MGM released a film called 'The Women' staring Joan Crawford who played a man-chasing, perfume counter shop assistant. The film required a perfume bottle to be the focus of important scenes and the Art Director used an undistributed Schlevogt bottle (coincidentally named 'The Woman' ) from the 'Ingrid' collection to represent the film's fictitious fragrance 'Summer Rain'. The props department produced 'commercial presentations' of the fragrance by adding a plastic umbrella, labels and ribbons to the bottles.
The MGM Studios made gifts of the bottles as publicity for the film and at least two versions of the bottle are known, one a clear glass square and the other a smoky obelisk shape, both with the crystal nude stopper. Unfortunately, there is no record of a complete 'Summer Rain' presentation surviving.
'The Woman' bottle was one of the last Schlevogt designs to come out of Czechoslovakia. When the Germans occupied the country in 1939 the output from the glass houses was greatly reduced and virtually all exports ceased.
'THE WOMEN' MGM 1939
The perfume shop assistant JOAN CRAWFORD displays the fictitious fragrance 'Summer Rain' presentation.
The perfume bottle is the undistributed design 'The Woman' from the 'Ingrid' Collection by Schlevogt.
'THE WOMAN' PERFUME BOTTLE
THE RARE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ART DECO PERFUME BOTTLE FROM THE 'INGRID' COLLECTION BY CURT SCHLEVOGT
USED IN THE 1939 MGM FILM 'THE WOMEN'.
The bottle is an especially beautiful presentation in black cut glass with a jewelled filigree gilt metal band to the neck. The pre World War II straight mark 'CZECHOSLOVAKIA' is acid etched on the base.
The stopper of clear crystal is a nude female torso form and retains its original glass perfume 'dibber'.
Signature. Acid etched miniature straight mark 'CZECHOSLOVAKIA' to base of bottle.
Stock No. 122
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LONDON BASED ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO SPECIALIST DEALER OF:
EMILE GALLE, DAUM NANCY, LOETZ, RENE LALIQUE, LUDWIG MOSER,
THOMAS WEBB & SONS, LOUIS C. TIFFANY, WMF,
LEGRAS, FRITZ HECKERT, THERESIENTHAL,
CZECH GLASS, PALDA, HARRACH, HEINRICH HOFFMANN, SCHLEVOGT.