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Author Topic: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France  (Read 927 times)

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Offline scavo

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Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« on: August 08, 2012, 07:17:59 PM »
Unfortunately this whopper is unmarked. I can't find my tape measure so I can only estimate that it is somewhere between 2'6" and 3' at the longest dimension. It weighs 4.5 kilos.

I bought it from someone who had just returned from a buying trip in France. I bough this one, a smaller one very similar but about 15" at the longest span and the Art Vannes splash bowl in another thread.

Any info, pointers or general comments appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 04:30:57 PM »
Other suspects using this shape might be VSL or Vallerysthal...  ???
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Re: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 09:41:19 PM »
I wouldn't associate clear glass with VSL or this type with Vallerysthal. Am I missing something?


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Re: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 05:47:20 AM »
This style was used in both Belgium and France in the 50s-70s (not quite sure of the exact time stretch), so pinpointing it to a maker is difficult. I personally suspect it to be French, Art Vannes and/or Bayel. VSL usually signs their pieces.

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Re: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 08:11:08 AM »
Thanks Astrid.

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Re: Unmarked Art Vannes? Huge piece bought from France
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2012, 03:19:17 PM »
Sorry for the delay - I had to go rummaging. Here´s my Vallerysthal example.  :)
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