(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) Judging by its heft and the excellence of its design and craftsmanship, this is probably by Moser; it's certainly got the age-appropriate multitude of little scratches on its base, where it's been moved around on table-tops or inside the curio cabinet (probably the latter, since it's otherwise in perfect condition). It stands 8 3/4 inches high. (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) An acid cut-back Degue glass vase, in its original wrought iron mount, about 10 inches tall. The ornamentation actually appears to be black; it's about the darkest amythist I've seen.

Greg's collection is now the more splendid with the addition of this glorious Degue! SOLD!!

 

 

(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) Signed Etling, splendidly geometric and about seven inches tall. The 8-inch wide opening allows sumptuous floral displays.

SOLD... to Brian for his growing Etling collection!

 

(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) Could this geometric vessel be an unsigned Degue example? It certainly has the look, and the heft... It's about 8 inches high and 8 inches wide. Egads, this one was stolen from my store (at least the slimeballs had some taste)! If you see it floating around, give a call! Jack: 415 518 2123.

 

(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) Another Hunebelle chef d'oeuvre, this one standing at about 8 3/4 inches, with alternating clear and frosted panels. A very small chip sits on the inside of the top rim. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(Q) Opalescent, undulating leaves, very sensuous... about 10 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 Steuben verre de soie perfume, flacon if you will, about 3 1/2 inches high, with sterling mounted stopper.

This Steuben did some movin' -- out! -- SOLD!!

 

 

(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) A little tough to photograph this vase without flash umbrella reflections, and they sure take away from my presentation! However, let me assure you that this 11-inch crystal-clear vase by Lorrain (and probably influenced if not designed by Pierre d'Avesn, the head of that company, a subsidiary of Daum) is breathtaking in reality. The grassy decorations are wheel-cut by hand, and evoke delicate decorations by other masters of the era like Dagobert Peche. Who?! (Look him up!) Use this vase as a sublime sculpture when you aren't using it for your favorite flowers! (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

(W) By Andre Hunebelle (and signed, of course), with fish on three sides, wild undulating design elements. This vase is quite heavy and substantial, and the top is beautifully ground and polished. 8 inches high, 8 1/2 wide.

Gone, and this is not another "fish story!!" SOLD!!

 

 
 

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