A STUNNING AND RARE PAIR OF EARLY HARRACH POSY VASES WITH APPLIED FISH, GILT AND ENAMEL
A truly stunning and very rare pair of HARRCH posy vases with a design of a pond with fish below the water and flowers above.
The body of each vase displays a rare technique whereby the top of the vase is formed from grey glass and this is hot married to the bottom of the vase that is formed in blue glass.
The blue water of the vase has applied glass and enamel fish and hand applied organic feet. The grey sky above the pond has delicately enamelled water lilies and flowers.
The whole of the design as well as the feet and rim of each vase is further enhanced with gilding.
These are a beautiful pair of very early and complicated Harrach hand blown and enamelled vases.
Height: 12 cm. Max width:12 cm.
Stock No. 925
PRICE: £850 PAIR
A SUPERB WMF SILVER PLATED PEWTER ART NOUVEAU STANDING MIRROR (MIRROR REPLACED)
An iconic Art Nouveau WMF - Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik - dressing table mirror in electroplated polished silver on pewter with the classic whiplash style mounts and a maiden in flowing drapery supporting the mirror.
The maiden is supported on four stylised feet and beneath one of these are clear WMF factory marks.
The original mirror in its frame has long been lost and the piece now has a sympathetic replacement.
This is one of the most attractive classic Art Nouveau pieces produce by WMF and is highly sought after by collectors and designers
Height: 46 cm.
Signatures. WMF touch marks to the base of one foot.
Stock No. 497
A STUNNING AND RARE KARL PALDA ART DECO DECANTER SET WITH APPLIED GOLD DECORATION(Click on the picture for a detail of the decanter and glass.)
This is one of the most dramatic and rare Karl Palda, Czeck Art Deco decanter sets that we have ever seen.
The decanter and glasses have applied geometric gold designs. This gold has been applied by the very rare electroplate method that we have only ever previously seen used for silver application.
The decanter is heavily hand carved and the glasses are very finely shaped.
Even the tray is very unusual with its striking orange glass in a chrome fitting that sets off the stunning set to true advantage.
Decanter height: 25.5 cm.
Signatures. As is normal with Karl Palda decanter sets, this set does not carry any signatures but the decanter has an original factory gold paper label that states in embossed letters "MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA".
Stock No. 787
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 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 Komarony 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 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 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: £5,400 (Click on the picture for a view of the signature.)
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 RARE ART DECO CUT GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE IN THE FORM OF A BUTTERFLY
An original and stunning butterfly form cut glass Art Deco perfume bottle.
The bottle cut in green crystal glass and the stopper formed in contrasting black glass and retaining its original clear glass perfume 'dibber'.
C1930(click on picture)
Signature. Both stopper and bottle unsigned.
Stock No. 780
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. 189
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: £4,800(Click on the picture for a view of the signature.)
A STUNNING AND VERY RARE AMALRIC WALTER PĀTE DE VERRE MINIATURE VASE DATED 1908(Click on the picture for an alternate view.)
A very rare and beautiful AMALRIC WATER pate-de-verre miniature vase produced during WALTER's early employment with the DAUM factory . We have never seen a miniature Almaric Walter pate-de-verre piece before.
The vase is a typically fine polychromatic glass floral vase but formed in this xceedingly rare miniature shape.
This is the first miniature AMALRIC WATER pate-de-verre vase that it has been our pleasure to see and own. it is an exceedingly rare object with a date to the base of 1908.
Height: 4.3 cm. Width: 3.5 cm.
Signatures. Signed in the mould to the base. Signature unclear followed by date 1908.
Stock No. 742
A TRUELY MINIATURE CAMEO GLASS LANDSCAPE VASE BY deVEZ.
We have never seen such a perfect and intricate landscape cameo glass vase as this one by de VEZ.
Produced in his classic colour way of purple cameo glass on a cranberry ground, the image is a delightful miniature landscape with trees.
Height ONLY 3.5 cm Width 1.8 cm
Signature; Script signature "deVez"
in the purple cameo layer to the side of the tree.
Stock Nos. 685
PRICE: SOLD(Click on the picture to see the vase in different lighting conditions.)
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.