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verlux france glass
« on: September 29, 2007, 06:43:10 PM »
Hi, i have a huge opalescent charger with a pattern of pheasants marked verlux france, any info on this maker would be appreciated as i can't seem to find any info other than it was a trade name used by etling or maybe verlys, thanks


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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 07:15:50 PM »
Noted circa 1935 in Hartmann as a wholesaler S.P.I.P. Établissements, Paris. Glass they sold was was made by Verrerie Les Andelys Holophane SA and also in Czechoslovakia. No way of finding out who made your piece without a picture of the piece.
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007, 01:06:22 PM »
thanks for the reply, i've tried to download a photo but it didn't work, however there is an identical piece on ebay, item 200156879887, hope that helps


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007, 01:11:20 PM »
That one seems to have been priced as Etling rather than unknown  8)
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2007, 01:21:33 PM »
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007, 05:59:55 PM »
200156879887 is an item of frequent poster?! can you please show?
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Re: verlux france glass
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 08:27:53 PM »
SPIP was on the Czech glass and Verlux on Verrerie Les Andelys Holophane SA.

Hartmann sources

Decelle, Philippe. Opalescence, Le verre moulé des années 1920-30
Cappa, Giuseppe. LÉurope de l'art Verrier
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No other marks shown as used on Etling.
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 08:28:43 PM »
Listing as Holophane might bump the price up ;)
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Re: verlux france glass
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 10:49:25 AM »
Cappa in 'Le Genie Verrier de l'Europe' suggests that Verlux was an Etling mark. This appears to be based on spurious reasoning; as I understand Etling was a retailer whose commissions were made at Choisy le Roi or Sevres, so is unlikely to have commisioned pieces under a different name. I believe the attribution is based on the similarity of a pinecone pattern found on a Verlux tray with that seen on a known Etling vase; hardly conclusive given that Verlys and Jobling to name but two also produced similarly themed conifer patterns. The Etling/ Verlux myth has, however, since been repeated many times on ebay descriptions, etc.

The Verlux pieces I have handled, however, were of similar quality of finish to Choisy le Roi production, so I wouldn't be surprised if they produced some pieces marked Verlux. Holophane produced Verlys glass and I am not aware of any association with Verlux, though my knowledge in this area is hardly exhaustive. Certainly the finishing and feel of Verlux glass differs from that seen on most Verlys production.  I don't have Decelle's 'Opalescence le Verre Moule des Annees 1920-30' immediately to hand but from what I recall it simply illustrates some Verlux production with no information as to who might have made it.

 

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