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Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« on: May 17, 2014, 05:43:08 PM »
Vase or decanter, 4-part mould, oxblood red and white mottling; cased in light blue glass.
Base deeply indented (no pontil mark), rim hot worked.
Height appr. 25 cm.

Pieces like this I see on the web described as "Verrerie/Cristallerie de Clichy", Legras, Pantin, from around 1900.
>> Link to a whole set with the same decor
>> same shape, but with aventurine, described as "Legras"
several ebay pieces: >>link 1 >>link 2 >>link 3

Which one is correct? Or were there several glassmakers at Clichy producing pieces like these?
And is it really that old? (the design seems quite modern for a piece of that age)

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Michael


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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 06:38:29 PM »
Here is another, I assumed it was missing a stopper, my guess at the time was Bohemian or Czech but...

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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 07:57:45 PM »
You see this type of glass a lot in france and it is almost always described as Legras (verrerie de pantin) or Clichy - the company they took over. So I guess all three names are legit. You may want to look this up for verification though...
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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 08:21:26 PM »
Thanks John, Ivo!
So the maker is confirmed, but are they really late 19th century?

I haven't seen a single one with a stopper so far, so I think they came without.
The mould lines are a feature I haven't come across yet in any Bohemian/Czech spatter pieces...
(BTW, lovely colours in your vase, John).

Michael


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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 08:52:42 PM »
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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 09:11:54 PM »
Oooh, phantastic Pamela!
Somehow this has totally escaped my attention (due to the not-pressed-glass nature of the pieces perhaps ;) )

Thank you so much! :-*

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Re: Mottled vase / decanter - French? Clichy?
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 09:38:07 PM »
That also solves this pair (Gourde 3216), thank you Pamela!

 

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