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Offline BJB

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Does anyone know this French Mark?
« on: May 22, 2005, 08:17:41 AM »
Hi All,

A friend of mine brought this lovely vase over last night, it is decorated with thistles, and is a lovely amber colour.

The mark on the base says Made in France then what looks like a C L A interlocked, does anyone know who made it and when.

It looks very Lalique in style so I assume its Art Deco.


http://tinypic.com/5b8qv6        base & mark

http://tinypic.com/5b8qxx         vase

Thanks, Barbara


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Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 09:33:54 AM »
Interestingly it is in Hartmann and the first I have noticed that is remarked as unidentified circa 1930.

Cristallerie is obvious which leaves L A to match up.

Give it a few weeks.
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Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 07:20:24 AM »
I have the same mark on an opalescent perroquet stauette which is very very laliquish - only no one seems to be able to confirm the mark. It has been suggested that it is an early mark for Cristallerie Lorraine Alsace (or vice cersa) which is a company founded or taken over by Lalique when he started prooducing on an industrial scale - but I do not really believe it.
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Re: Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 10:06:10 PM »
Came across this thread while searching & noticed the original pics have disappeared. I have added a new picture of the CLA mark from a vase I used to own. Sadly no more information to add though....


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Re: Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 06:45:44 PM »
Sorry but I think you just missed the focus on the maker's mark - any chance of another?  "Made in France" is easy but the middle is a mystery.  Doesn't seem to want to open in the board, either.

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 09:31:29 AM »
Anther option based on initials: A. Landier & Fils, Cr. de Sevres et Clichy. It could also be a factor mark with the C standing for Compagnie rather than cristallerie.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 01:38:44 AM »
Sorry but I think you just missed the focus on the maker's mark - any chance of another?  "Made in France" is easy but the middle is a mystery.  Doesn't seem to want to open in the board, either.
The first post photos were on Tinypic and have since vanished, the later image just before your post is clear. The C is angular and made of 5 straight lines , an octagon with the right corners and side missing. Hartmann shows the L similarly with an angled corner.
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Re: Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 01:59:34 AM »
Forgot to add another possibility that is proving difficult to trace, it might be a glassworks owned by another company. Perhaps, speculating, Portieux or even Baccarat

Cristallerie Lorraine Atlantique. Possible relation to http://www.cristaldeprestige.com/cristal.html

Has anyone got any further with tracking down Mrs Graydon Stannus French glassworks that was reputed to have made Lalique look-alikes?

 ;) Cristallerie Look Alikes (n.b. Not serious suggestion.)  ::)

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Re: Does anyone know this French Mark?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 06:16:50 AM »
Why Frank? Why these speculations? I do not think it brings the answer forward. Loire Atlantique is a tableware shop founded in 2003 and Landier signed Sevres.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 11:16:25 AM »
I came across the name while looking for something else in my marathon search session last night but hit a brick wall trying to follow it up, just added my results and thoughts in case anyone knew the name. Clearly such long-late sessions are not always fruitful. My poor French does not help either.
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