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    Posted 8 years ago

    VioletOrange
    (150 items)

    Girault, Demay et Vignolet Porzellanmanufaktur(GDV) 1877 - 1900

    GDV is the abbreviation for Girault, Demay et Vignolet Porzellanmanufaktur, a firm founded in 1877 near Bruere, France, by Claude Girault, Louis Demay, and Jean Vignolet. The firm later did business under the name Cellinite (starting in 1900).

    This example is 14 inches tall. I am not sure what the applied decorations represent - flower blooms or snails ?

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      ÉLÉGANCE !!!!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      STUNNING!!
    3. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thanks guys
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome VioletOrange!!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      I love it... why were you hiding this amazong french art nouveau pottery? :)

      I'm glad you're sharing them!!!!
    6. fledermaus fledermaus, 8 years ago
      This is wonderful! New to me and really beautiful. I love the titanium and iron crystalline matte glazes!
    7. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thank you one & all.

      austrohungaro, I am retired now and living in a small (5,000 population) town in Ohio near where I grew up. Most of the French examples I have I purchased 20+ years ago in New York City when I lived there. I had more disposable income then - and buying art pottery/ceramics was how I disposed of it !!

      Just joined the "Art Nouveau Ceramiques" Group on Facebook and started posting there . . . and resumed posting some French examples here. Cogito leads the group.

      paris1925, enjoyed seeing your Bruere too. When I posted this one on the Facebook Group page I showed/credited the owners of several other examples, including yours.

      There is one example with metal mounts including bat heads and wings that is particularly worth seeing. Here is a link:

      http://www.von-zezschwitz.de/detail.php?onlinecatalog=1&chapter=14&objectid=23322&ref=%252Fonlinecatalog.php%253Fid%253D41%2526chapter%253D14%2526view%253Dgallery%2526language%253Ddeutsch&id=41&language=deutsch

      fledermaus, thanks for identifying the glaze, all I knew was "dense crystals" and "graphite-like". This piece is one of my favorites because of the glaze.

    8. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thank you so much, nutsabotas6
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      love the profile picture!!
    10. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      SEAN68,

      I have 7 or 8 of these lard tins:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/109686-lard-tins-and-lardy-cakes--times-the

    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      They are very very beautiful!!
    12. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      SEAN68, Thank you so much
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Your very welcome VioletOrange!! ;)
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Love it!!
    15. VioletOrange VioletOrange, 8 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose

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