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Offline Ohio

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VSL Pressed Epergne
« on: March 20, 2010, 03:03:35 AM »
Went to a home estate sale today by invitation. Lady was 92 & she & her husband (US Army General) were station in Berlin from 1947 to 1953. 98% of the items were china, porcelain, bisque, etc. very little glass, but I picked up three items I'll post separately. This one is a VSL epergne, pressed. I looked through a 1935 VSL catalog, but could not find it. Not a spectacular piece I know, but cleaned up nicely. Signature is Val St. Lambert Belique. Question I have is this probably prior to 1935? Thanks, Ken

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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 02:44:21 PM »
Hi Ken
I assume that the item is in its original state and not a marriage of the metal parts, in which case the chrome foot at least gives you a bit of guidance.
Chome plate was first used in UK in 1929 & I cant imagine the continentals would have been more than a year or two before/after so you can at least take an educated guess that it is not prior to C1929.  I have had a look through my VSL catalogues and whilst there items of similar shape from around 1933 they tend to have a glass foot.
I would expect that the continental companies, like those in the UK, sold glass parts to companies who produced metal fittings and assembled the item for sale onto the public so it may well be that this actual item is not in a VSL catalogue.
Hope I have been of some help on at least giving you a start date
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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 04:32:22 PM »
Thanks UK. That definately helps & we had the same type of thing over here when it comes to glass lamps (parts supplied by glass manufacturers to lamp companies) & you are correct...I think it might be chrome instead of silver when I look at it very closely as the only the only marking is under the base & it is simply #108. The pattern of the bowl & horn are identical so thats probably what it is...an assembly of parts. Much appreciated. Ken

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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 07:19:53 AM »
It is entirely possible that it was bought new, of course. Chrome fittings were very much in vogue in the UK at the time the UK, so why not elsewhere in Europe. That general style of chrome foot is quite common here.

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 05:45:17 PM »
Thanks Christine. Ken

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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 05:52:03 PM »
Hi Ken, the glass pattern is already pictured in their 1913 catalogue also

I've got these http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/03486.html and another epergne like yours but with additional two smaller vases left and right
from the centered.

If I remember it right name is LUTETIA - will check back tomorrow
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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 05:28:06 AM »
Thanks Pamela. Kind of wondered if it wasn't earlier as epergnes were pretty much out of style by 1930...at least here in the US. Ken

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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2010, 07:42:19 AM »
That base is very post war though. I have just found a picture of a similar one on a Bagley sugar bowl that wasn't designed till the 1950s. The range includes peg vases that were used in epergney type stands. Many European designs were produced for very long periods. IMHO the design is old but the jury is still out on the date of manufacture.

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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2010, 07:48:42 PM »
Ken,
correct name of pattern is Lutéce :)
Pamela
Die Erfahrung lehrt, dass, wer auf irgendeinem Gebiet zu sammeln anfängt, eine Wandlung in seiner Seele anheben spürt. Er wird ein freudiger Mensch, den eine tiefere Teilnahme erfüllt, und ein offeneres Verständnis für die Dinge dieser Welt bewegt seine Seele.
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Re: VSL Pressed Epergne
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010, 08:30:42 PM »
Thanks Pamela, appreciate the info. Ken

 

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