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Re: Val St Lambert - Just for show...
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2017, 12:50:24 PM »
Thank you! The engraved vase, you meant the one with the child? I'm trying to find a way to exhibit it or something. I got in touch with a writer on VSL. The vase is known due to the Expo catalogue, but not been seen for God knows how long. I found out that half way through the 30ies, the engraved pieces were all sold, and as this vase is not illustrated anywhere else, I guess it ended up in private hands. I thought it would be nice to share it, as the others from the series are in museums already.

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Re: Val St Lambert - Just for show...
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2017, 02:26:44 PM »
yes the one with the figure.

The hammered effect might actually be known as martele?

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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2017, 04:52:35 PM »
Yes, that's right, martelé comes from martelage.

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Re: Val St Lambert - Just for show...
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2017, 08:46:24 PM »
Just two images to show the engraving, and not because it's my vase but I think it's pretty well done ... I can't even draw like that ... unfortunately I haven't been able to get rid of the reflections.


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Re: Val St Lambert - Just for show...
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2018, 04:56:31 PM »
Just an update on the engraved vase with the child, right above in my last post.

 I have been approached by the curator of a museum here in Belgium and after some consideration, decided that it deserves to be shared with the public. It will be placed in a new exhibition with its catalogue. I'm happy with that but with mixed emotions at the same time I have to add. I know it's just a vase but it was such an exciting discovery and research to do, finding more and more info as time went on, but as it is part of the Belgian cultural heritage, it should be seen by everybody who wishes to do so, instead of sitting here in my living room. It will be joining some of the other pieces used for the exhibitions, and it is a nice thought that after 90 years, they're slowly getting back together again.



Another piece I wanted to show is this vase  'Fragnée', red crystal cased with a colour VSL called 'bleu Pompéi'. The pattern is cut on the inside of the vase and not on the outside. VSL had just a few models that they used this pattern on but I don't know if they were exclusive in doing so. In french we call this cut pastilles or lentils, but I don't know the English word for it. Bubble cut?  :D  Have I invented a new word? Illustrated in the 1926 catalogue and 26 cm in height.

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Re: Val St Lambert - Just for show...
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Lovely to hear the update on the engraved vase. 
And I love the new red and blue vase - that's absolutely fabulous.
I think the cut might be referred to as 'lenses' or maybe 'lozenges' perhaps, but I would think of them as 'lenses'?

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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2018, 08:11:41 PM »
Lenses would make sense, it creates an optic effect, thanks M.

 

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