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Offline Glasshound

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anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:47:17 AM »
This vase looks French Deco to me..I don't recognize the signature? any guesses?

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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 02:11:02 PM »
Quenoil

Paris 1930-1935

probably a company that brought in blanks and enamelled them -maybe even just  one shop

not much is known about them

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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 02:36:13 PM »
Hey Mike,
 
   You sure it's 'Quenoil'?...I definitely see a 'V' in the signature..

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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 03:02:16 PM »
I personally think it is 'Quenvit, P' - 'Signature attributed to Legras c1920-25 on enamelled art glass; stylistic similarities with Goupy and Delvaux' (Ivo Haanstra 2001 Millers Glass Fact File a-z)


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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 03:29:51 PM »
Thanx Steven! I thing your "bang on" with that one...I need to dig out Ivo's book more often!  ;D

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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 11:32:04 PM »
Glassmarken Lexikon can be wrong but I don't think so this time - they have exactly your signature as Quenoil! -and yes they say it reads like Quenvil (at which point my German fails)

We're probably talking about the same signature but neither Lexicon nor interestingly 'Legras Verrier' think its anything to do with Legras -there were loads of enamelling establisments at the time copying Legras, etc etc

I guess it would be sad if all books agreed.

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Re: anyone recognize this signature on a French Deco vase?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007, 12:15:23 AM »
When books disagree - look at more books

In Cappra (Le Genie Verrier de l'europe) it says

' L'identite de cette signature est a rapprocher de Legras'  -and the exact translation is lost on me. -PLEASE can anyone help?

He then goes on to say an example of the work is the same 'body' as a Legras vase.

It is only supposition on my part ('cus my French and German are'nt quite good enough) but knowing a bit about other french enamellers of the period - Quenoil/Quenvit seems at last to have used Legras blanks for their enamelling -or to be more mysterious maybe both enamelled the blanks of the same third party manufacturer.

oh what fun

Mike



 

 

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