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vintagelamp's loves835 of 3907antique vietnamese family altaremile gallé large glass tray. with thistle enamel decoration.  circa 1884-1889
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    a new mystery piece-)

    i've seen this vase in the special christmas sale in the charity i'm going somtimes.... nobody cares about the blue cut vase... but somthink attracted me in the shape....i feel maybe bohemian... well i changed my mind and dont buy it in case of crazy price.

    the sale finished and the vase still bored alone in the display-) well time after tiime this vase still look at me calling "hey buy me you don't regret"

    after my last lucky purchase of vallerysthal production and often in my books..... i just realized "thats it !!!!!" i reconised the sahape and the dimension could be similar but.... colours not really same. but in desire christian i just saw one piece of this overlay blue color a paperweight.... and isnow very possible.....what my feeling says to me-)

    after working for gallé, vallerysthal and meisenthal, desiré christian open his own business nearby the meisenthal galssworks. this was afamilly business where he worked with his brother francois and his sohn and daughter and few emploies ( circa 6 persons)

    the studio was devoted to decoration, specially to enamels, acid etched pieces and wheel carved pieces.

    desiré christian worked with meisenthal and saint louis for the blancs.
    meisenthal was furnishing to christian the clear glass or coloured glass, and st louis all multy layered blancs.

    this vase is for that reason probably a blanc issued from saint louis for desiré christian workshop. the wheel cut cherry branch decoration is probably excecuted by francois christian . most of refereced pieces i have seen and whhen carved where by him, most of his attributed vases are also unsigned.

    as you can compare, the model from the book " desire christian et son atelier" is issued from the same mold as the blue one. same dimensions , shape and overlay work in clear internal cristal and coloured layerd in external layer.

    i hope to find another piece like that signed to confirm my feeling-)


    H 17cm

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous !!
    2. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
      thx manikin-)
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Well done you PARIS !!!
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 3 years ago
      Great research work.
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Your vase is a beautiful piece - you can see the quality. I can see why it called to you - you knew it was something special!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Derrick, stroke again! ;-)) Bravo!

      Was it an auction, or did you buy it at the shop? You'd never have a chance to get it if it was a cameo pavot...
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      Splendid detective work lovely shape a super find paris1925 !!!!!!!!
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      paris1925, I know exactly what you mean by no verbal call from a piece of glass.
      This piece met to be yours, wonderful work Sherlock, congrats.

    9. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
      Thx all for comments... Kyra if it was a pavot and sold by a picker...would he not mind...but many dummies in this shop so.... Never say never. I'm now oooking on stlouis collection and devez/paul nicolas if thesame shape was used or if the model of shape wase only a desire christian excusively production by st louis for his own use.
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 years ago
      great work with the pictures

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