Wednesday, January 8, 2014


We decided to feature this spectacular piece the day after the Quartz obelisks for the very reason that it shares a sensibility to those natural objects. Embedded within the glass is a mix of minerals creating a veining not unlike semiprecious stones. The raised decoration is a sort of symmetrical basket weave. Created by the venerable David Guéron (1892 – 1950) in the 1920s or 30s for his French factory called Verrerie D'Art Degue.  The 10.5" vase is signed (atypically) on the outside "Dague" and "France" on the underside.
Among the company's most accomplished achievements was their contribution to France's crowning glory that was the (short lived) transatlantic ship The Normandie.
The surviving piece seen above is a part of the permanent collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum.

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