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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => France => Topic started by: saorsa on March 24, 2006, 03:33:30 PM

Title: French Glass Etched base who by ?
Post by: saorsa on March 24, 2006, 03:33:30 PM
Can someone please identify this etched mark on the base of a piece of art glass
Many Thanks
http://images.andale.com/f2/117/112/15860417/1142411756705_glassbs.jpg
Title: French Glass Etched base who by ?
Post by: Sklounion on March 24, 2006, 04:47:49 PM
Vannes, France.
regards,
Marcus
Title: French Glass Etched base who by ?
Post by: Frank on March 24, 2006, 08:25:12 PM
Mark was used circa 1930, full name Cristalleries de Vannes-le-Châtel et Moselle. Est 1765 - Meurthe et Moselle. Now producing utility glass.

Source:Hartmann
Title: French Glass Etched base who by ?
Post by: Ivo on March 24, 2006, 09:21:00 PM
I have one on large purple piece with that mark which stylistically can only be 50s.
Vannes is the main production site for Daum and Sèvres glass - call it utility si vous voulez
Title: French Glass Etched base who by ?
Post by: Frank on March 24, 2006, 09:51:53 PM
Can you show a picture of the piece. Rechecked Hartmann and they remark this mark as etched and unbroken by a stencil, whereas yours is sand blasted with a stencil.

There is another mark used without the ART and a slightly different style with similar examples from c1930-1990. So it is likely that both marks were used throughout as Ivo suggests.