Verlys, rare lampe de bureau abat jour en verre moulé Art Deco, canards
Vase cristal taillé opalescent à godrons, signé Pierre D'AVESN Art Déco
VERART SABINO RARE VASE ART DECO 1925 DECOR AMAZONES ET BICHES
This is a production of Carl Goldberg.
13) It is difficult to see on this image, but I was a bit surprised to see this vase at VSL, even as a B production, for sale in their main showroom. The diamond shaped facets on the bottom are not symmetric and at different angles, and the facets on the side were not symmetric either. No point mentioning this to the auctioneers, as the add says that the images are part of the description but the buyer will be in for a nasty surprise, I guess.
13) It is difficult to see, but underneath the signature, there's a capital S, meaning 'Solde'. I have handled this piece when it was on sale at VSL and it is a B production, as it hasn't met the standards, the cutting is asymmetric and there are several mistakes made. It is misleading not to mention this in the add.
13) This vase, designed by Graffart, is on an online auction site as we speak, presented as the original 50ies edition. The vase is signed though, with the modern signature and is a re-edition from the late 90ies, but there's more to this vase ... See next image.
10) Nachtmann Bamberg 1956 referring to numbered pins.
9) Markhbein (Inwald) Image referring to numbered pins.
5) Catalogue image Markhbein (Inwald) referring to numbered pins.
3) Catalogue image relating to numbered pins.
Often mistaken for damage, these lines are called 'Cheveux' which simply translates as hairs, a side-effect in the moulding process. Not very pretty but perfectly acceptable, except for purists who use this as an argument to devaluate a piece. The problem is that it can lead to disappointment if it's seen as a crack/scratch.
These comments i read more and more on the galvanoplastie production, and are utter nonsense. The process is done in liquid form and the glass isn't covered with a sheet of copper but several layers of liquid copper on top of a layer of silver. These comments suggest that a company would sell its products damaged, because the production process isn't up to scratch. These pieces always get damaged because they get dropped or knocked over, simple as that.
D'AVESN COUPE ART DECO VERRE OPALESCENT 1930 DECOR GEOMETRIQUE SABINO VERLYS
c.1930s Val St. Lambert Deco cased amethyst crystal Ardennes vase