(A) Ah, the age-old question of the greatest gravity: vase or bowl?! Whichever, it will hold your quarters or your Calla Lilies splendidly. The deep acid-etching on this glass is just dazzling! It's signed Verame, and is HUGE -- 14 1/2 across the top and 8 3/4 high. How I got it back in one piece from France, I dunno, but I deserve a medal or your fat check. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(B) Lots of drama (shockingly gorgeous iridescence over deep purple) from this American Beauty! Ten and a half inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(C) SURELY this unsigned Moderne masterpiece is by Daum, n'est-ce pas? The design is acid-etched, of course... It's about 9 inches high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(D) Top quality porcelain with thick sterling overlay. Each side has an equally compelling Modernist design. In immaculate condition, marked Bavaria; 9 1/2 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(E) This is probably what the Consolidated folks first saw imported from France, and which inspired them to start making their own glass... It's a light amber in color, and stands 11 inches tall, about 9 1/2 in diameter. Lovebirds? (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(F) And speaking of Consolidated, here's a husky 10-inch opalescent vase, which was drilled on the bottom to create a table lamp base. I have the carved wood Chinese base which was used with it when it was a lamp. All of which is to say, unless you have a wad of hole-plugger, you won't want to use this for a vase! (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(G) The photo victim this time is an acid-etched vase purportedly designed by the great Pierre d'Avesn. It's 6 1/2 tall, 14 wide. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(H) And, speaking of the grand maitre, Monsieur D'Avesn, here's a stunner by Da Man, surrounded by rosewood, of course. Bold anemones float above a tantilizing geometric motif. It's about nine inches tall and heavy, the way we like -- and expect -- our French glass. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(I) Similar to Steuben quality, the glass having crystal-like clarity and uniformity of color. A pleasing shape with presence! It's 9 1/4 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(J) And why not throw a luscious Steuben jade bowl in with the French vases? This one measures 12 1/2 long, 4 1/4 wide, and 3 1/2 high. There's a two pin-head sized chip on the rim, otherwise it's perfect, and eminently suitable for Ikebana. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(K) Another Steuben jade vase, an intriguing oval shape, about 5 tall and 9 1/2 wide, this one a little fainter in color than the other. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(L) And while we're touting Steuben, why not include this important example in the lineup? It's no less than 15 1/2 inches high and nine wide, and very heavy! I believe the color is referred to as "rosaline...?" The gold fern leaves are a little worn, but their beauty remains intact. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(M) Another Czech departure from the staid, the predictable, the traditional! Just over 8 inches of creativity. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(N) MUCH prettier to the naked eye than in this abysmal photo, this deeply etched French vase weighs seven and a half pounds!! That's a lot of hamburger! Perfect condition, 9 1/2 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(O) A design masterpiece by Andre Hunebelle -- one of my all-time favorite decorations! Some MORON (oh, excuse my French) drilled it for use as a table lamp base. There's a little chip on the top rim too. Well, the French never let little "imperfections" get them down, can you be forgiving, too, and just let the beauty in? It's 8 1/4 tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(P) Possibly Czech, this rose bowl is 8 1/2 inches tall and has a wonderful Modernist air about it. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(Q) This smokey vase lives up to the Schneider name in terms of its qualitiy of design and execution. It's just over 8 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(R) Nothing French about this one! It appears somewhat Steubenesque, but it's not quite up to the quality of the folks from Corning. Fry, probably (you knew that, didn't you?). Oh, well, you can see it's beautiful, can't you? It stands almost 10 inches high. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(S) ... is for Steuben, the real thing! This compote is doubtless Hawkes-etched, and the glass itself, verre de soie by Steuben. My favorite finish, this subtle iridescent glow! The compote stands about 5 inches tall, and is in mint condition.

(e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(T) A fin de siecle American vase with flowers and leaves profusely etched. Tall, at about 10 1/2 inches. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(U) No, it's not blue, that's just the impact of the daylight streaming through the window. It's got a black glass base, however, and the rest, as you can see, is just gorgeously etched, and why wouldn't it be, marked "Sevres." Art Deco enough for ya?! It stands tall, about 10 inches. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(V) "V" is for "vase," n'est-ce pas?! And this one is French, of course, with a slight hint of amethyst coloring, bold design, good heft, and some acid-etched designs to boot! It's about 8 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(W) Quite heavy, quite crystal, quite Modernist! French, 'natch. A "tour de force" design-wise, in my exalted opinion. Eight powerhouse inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(X) Pure satin to the touch, crazily heavy, Lalique quality if there ever was (or maybe beyond; different, surely). Exquisite design, organic and ethereal... A good place to display flowers, non? About 8 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(Y) Yet another stellar French work of art! This crystal "bomb" has pale yellow coloring and, as you can plainly see, endless details to delight the eye. Top quality, top condition... about 9 1/4 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

(Z) Revered in the realms of glass quality and design, Hettier-Vincent's examples are rare and treasured. This piece is about 9 inches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(Z-1) Signed Lorrain, and thus having profited from the keen eye of the master designer Pierre d'Avesn, who headed up those works. His brilliance fairly oozes from the design work. The usual top quality French construction. This beauty's 7 1/2 iinches tall. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 
 

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