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Author Topic: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.  (Read 4999 times)

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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2016, 03:15:29 PM »
Thank you Ivo, there's not much info indeed, I was just wondering if Oreor and Oreot are the same or two different companies. There was a company Van Haelewyck Frères in Brussels that had a series of glass indoor lighting called Oreor, but as all todays auction announcements mention French glass, I wondered if this could be ignored or not.

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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 08:08:20 PM »
I bought this globe vase or possible lamp base today, not knowing what it is. It is 24 cm across and 19.5 cm high. The base is plain, as expected in a moulded piece, with no marks but some signs of age. There is a mark on the side which seems to say 'oreol' in a cursive script. It was sold to me as French Art Deco, but I am worried that it is not what it appears. I have searched my books on French 1930s glass without finding anything. Nothing turned up on the web either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2017, 08:28:06 PM »
Probably Oreor France, circa 30s, as suspected.


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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2017, 08:36:22 PM »
It is amazing what difference one letter makes.  ;D Agreed: Oreor. I have never heard of that name or company before. Is it a trade mark of a better known company?
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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 08:46:51 PM »
Very true :)

I had a piece a while back and remember the moulded script being frustratingly difficult to decipher!

Afraid I couldn't find much further info at the time, apart from being French and of the period.

Hopefully others may know more about the name.

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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2017, 09:05:35 PM »
I just found this interesting post on a French forum.

http://placedelours.superforum.fr/t21707-vase-verre-moule-presse-oreor

There is a picture of a receipt(?) for Van Haeleweyck Freres which says 'Glass Lighting OREOR', if my translation is correct. Van Haeleweyck doesn't sound very French, perhaps Flemish? Can any French speaker help out with what the conversation on the forum says, please?
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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2017, 09:25:19 PM »
Hi Anton,

Hopefully someone can help translate.

The picture I also believe is one of a receipt. The discussion also refers to the end of the following GMB thread this merged thread.


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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2017, 09:58:09 PM »
Believe it or not I found the full receipt for sale on an auction site  ::)

https://www.delcampe.net/en_GB/collectables/invoices-commercial-documents/belgium-electricity-gas/van-haeleweyck-verrerie-d-eclairage-oreor-1929-25-320345177.html

At a guess it was the stamps that were of interest!

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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2017, 11:23:07 PM »
Translating (via google translate) the comments in the French forum mentioned in Reply #15 seems to show that the folks there were saying much the same as folk in the GMB have said in the earlier parts of this merged thread.

My main thoughts are:
a) "Oreor" seems to be the correct name, rather than "Oreot"
b) It seems that "Oreor" is probably a trading name of Van Haelewyck Frères (of Brussels), for which there is hardly any info available on the internet
c) We don't have proof of whether these items were made in France or elsewhere
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Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2017, 12:22:23 AM »
I don't have much to add. But I can make out from the receipt that Van Haeleweyck Frères was founded in 1855 and were still in existence in 1929. Their address was 63-69 Rue du Vautour, Brussels. I can't quite make out the company registry number, but possibly 3846. A search of the Belgian equivalent of Companies House may provide more information. Clearly the company was selling in bulk since the receipt lists 54 each of 3 different product lines.
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