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Posted 2 months ago

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Hi me first glass piece first having being relieved from the desolate asylum
lots of love cw gang may luck be with you godbless
13th july 2018 year
piccy 1 vase
piccy 2 vase
piccy 3 vase
piccy 4 view from my windows

Degué cobalt blue with powder blue blushed with pink three colourway cameo glassvase

Degué was the brainchild of the enigmatic David Guéron (1892 – 1950). Born in Turkey to Spanish Jewish parents, he fled scandal at the age of 22 by joining the French Foreign Legion in 1914, only to be sent to the Western Front, where he was wounded and then pensioned out of the army.
Following the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, he set up his glassworks in Compiègne, about 50 miles northeast of Paris, to produce tableware and other functional glass. Compiègne had been the site of the Great War Armistice. In 1926, the year after the successful Paris Exhibition, Guéron moved into the more lucrative production of French art glass.

He opened Verrerie d’Art Degué in Paris, a glassworks at Boulevard Malesherbes along with a gallery at 41, avenue de Paris to promote the art glass he named “Degué”. His cameo glass designs leaned heavily toward natural motifs, but also used brilliant colors that became his signature. His internally decorated vases, lamps and lampshades met instant success. Another Degué line used a sandblasting method to decorate monochromatic vessels with graphic devices and designs.

The Degué factory made vases, paperweights, bowls, perfume bottles, stemware items such as liqueur glasses, lightshades, chandeliers, art glass lamps, and half-round ceiling lampshades. These shades were composed of translucent layers of colourless glass internally decorated by swirls of colour.
Degué glass was destined for the collections of the few privileged Americans and French able to afford them. These extravagant works were rarely seen outside the homes of such collectors but influenced the taste and fashions of the day through their appearance in exhibitions and magazines of the late 1920s. The glassware made up to 1930 was colourful, whereas the items made after 1930 were frosted and more subdued, in response to the Great Depression.

Not content with the success of his own designs, Guéron copied the Art Deco designs of Charles Schneider (Muller Frères too). The resultant litigation lasted for six long years, until 1932 when the case was settled out of court. Both companies were financially devastated by the process.

However, the great artistic fame of the Degué glassworks is due to the collaboration with the talentuous French ceramist Edouard Cazaux from 1928. This famed ceramist is the author of some remarkable molded models. These ones are very stylized in a very thick molded glass to represent strong and geometric patterns.

The French ocean liner, Normandie is a showcase of French style and taste, but, above all, a symbol of France’s dominance of the luxury market. The Cristalleries de Compiègne ( Degué) was given the commission to create 6000 individual crafted glass panels for the room’s walls. This fabrication of hammered and chiseled panels with their engraved diamond patterns and eglomise finishes by famed French glass painter Auguste Labouret, was the largest assignment ever undertaken by the firm.
In 1936, due to the great strikes, the Degué glassworks stopped operating. It was officially closed in 1939 at the outbreak of WWII.

Sadly the Normandie caught fire and capsized in New York Harbour in February 1942. Fortunately, some of the great works that graced the ship were removed before the fire and can still be seen today.


  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 months ago
    Such a gorgeous vase and so beautifully photographed!!
    Excellent write up as well. Thanks for sharing! :)
  2. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    thanks ever so much ken for your support words and love
  3. IronLace IronLace, 2 months ago
    A stunning piece of cameo glass, so rich in colour & evocative in form, & what a way to celebrate your return to the world. Have been thinking about you, MALKEY & so good to see you back on CW, dear friend!
  4. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    thank you so much my ironlace your words are comfort from the place i did come
    one flew over the cuckoos nest tame indeed
    lots of louve my ironlace as me hair becomes candy floss pink
    thankin you kindly for the love harry &my ironlace
    always on my mind
    army of lovers cw gang
  5. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
    Beautiful vase with lovely blue flowers (iris?) & pink highlights. Malkey your photography has been consistently excellent, you take such gorgeous pictures, I love the boat heading for the arched bridge it's wonderful
  6. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    hi ya jenni so happy you like the all lots of love malkeyyour sokindtears in my eyes in a happy way
    thankin you kindly for the louve jennia kyratango the sweet eza
    protect me from the hooded claw
    lots of love cw gang i,m a free bird once again
    my tears are some what of reality
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
    beautiful blue!!!
  8. sklo42 sklo42, 2 months ago
    The vase is gorgeous and so in tune with its background, Malkey, congratulations on the pairing!
  9. Bambus1920 Bambus1920, 2 months ago
    From a distance the decoration in the first image reminds me of Godzilla ! ''He good''.
  10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 months ago
    Stunning vase!
  11. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 months ago
    I have been wondering how you were doing as the days mounted up and no posting or comments from you!! So good to find you here today!! Hope you are going on ok! Love the colours on this one Malkey! Great photography as usual! Look after yourself!
  12. Sammyz Sammyz, 2 months ago
    YAY MALKEY! It put a smile on my face to see that you are out and able to post a beautiful piece of cameo glass!
  13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 2 months ago
    Beautiful vase and pictures, Malkey! Great to see this post from you, too! :)
  14. roddyq roddyq, 2 months ago
    Malkey I must say that I never usually give vases much more then a glance. Your photos scream such beauty to the eye!!
  15. racer4four racer4four, 2 months ago
    So great to hear from you, and I am pleased that you can still deliver us such beauty (as reflected in your soul). The vase, wunderbar; the pictures, divine!
  16. welzebub welzebub, 2 months ago
    Glad to see you back here my friend.... Always a pleasure to see your posts and read them....
  17. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    thanks sean my jolly good friend ,,,oh thanks so much peggy xxxx on your super input
    cheers bambus l.o.l good one smiley face
    so kind mrstyndall ,,, thanks so much lesley lots of love malkey xxxx
    hi sammy alive and kicking xxxx
    hello michelle your sentiments well appreciated xxxx
    hi roddy very thoughtful of you to post my jolly good friend
    rrrrr your so sweet and kind karen xxxx
    just super craig my jolly good friend
    thankin you kindly for the louve sean adele fortapache peggy bb2was here Blammoammo lisa mrstyndall violetorange spiritbear anik sylvester roy thomas sammy michelle roddy kevin aura craig ivonne
    and let thank you all for support and kindness
    lots love cw gang army of lovers
  18. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    many thanks for the support love etc jean sylvester kwqd windwalker
    all the very best malkey
  19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
    This is fantastic, what a top piece for your collection, I imagine he is pricey and such beauty !~
  20. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 months ago
    hi phild ,yes indeed integral part of the collection & many thanks for the appreciation my jolly good friend
    and tar so much for the love phild pete !!!!!!!!
  21. LauraH LauraH, 2 months ago
    Wow, you really take the most beautiful pictures!
  22. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    my sincere apologies for late reply been very ill lots of love cw gang
    thanks ever so much laura
    also thankin you kindly for the love mikelv85 kwqd sylvester cameoboy radegunder jimtim
    lots of love cw gang army of lovers
    12th august 2018 year
  23. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    most kind for the love support appreciated annab thomas pickaboo
    20th august 2018 year forced walk
  24. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    thankin you kindly for love plus support lisa
    all the very best malkey
  25. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    most kind for the love mrstyndall well appreciated
    all the very best malkey
  26. Moonhill Moonhill, 1 month ago
    Great vase and beautiful view from your window......cheers!!!
  27. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    thank you very much for your kind comments moonhill
    all the very best malkey
    appreciate the love moonhill wladyj111
  28. MALKEY MALKEY, 1 month ago
    thankin you kindly for the love support sean
    all the very best malkey

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