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K.P.C. de Bazel for Leerdam a vingerbowl for glassservice C designed 1917
purple ( also made in clear ,irisee,blue and green )12.5 cm diameter 5.5 cm high. Marked with the De Bazel mark ( pic 4 ) De Bazel was a well known architect ,furniture designer and general designer , and was the first artist invited by PM Cochius ( director of the glass factory ) to design some stemware for the factory .De Bazel supplied his first designs for Leerdam in 1917 and continued by developing a range of modular designs for stemware. The basic shape was defined in 8 basic service patterns named A-H. They could be easily adapted for 'geringd' (external horizontal ribs), 'geslepen' (cut in a range of patterns) and sometimes inverted ('omgekeerd') or made with optical vertical ribs ('optiek').
His pressed flatware service with a decagonal shape designed in 1920 was extremely popular, was extended several times, and was produced in a range of strong colours. As an early icon of Dutch currents within art-deco.