Pierre D'Avesn Art Deco Opalescent Glass Bowl

A small, opalescent glass bowl by the admired French designer Pierre D'Avesn. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a small, opalescent glass bowl by the admired French designer Pierre D'Avesn.

It's a moulded piece of glass, formed from a pattern of overlapping leaves with bold, slightly-curved veins. The rim is scalloped, like a lotus flower.

The photographs against the dark background emphasise the opalescence. This type of glass changes its appearance as the light falling on it changes, the result of the glass cooling at different rates, according to its thickness and causing differences in crystallization. Sabino and Lalique are probably the most well known for this type of glass.

Pierre D'Avesn was the pseudonym of Pierre Girre (1901-1984), the well-regarded sculptor and glass designer, who worked through most of the 20th century, and for most of the famous glass makers. He joined Rene Lalique at only 14, producing many designs over the 11 years he worked there, before going it alone and producing designs under his chosen name.

The base is impressed with the words:

  • P D'AVESN MADE IN FRANCE

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • There are two tiny chips or flea-bites on the edge of the rim
  • There is a shallow depression on the rim, as magnified in one of our photographs, possibly an air bubble from the mold
  • The interior has a smooth surface with no visible scratches

What are the measurements?

  • 4.5cm high (1.75 inches)
  • 13cm diameter (5 inches)
  • 250 grams

If you have questions or would like more detailed pictures, just send us an email to help@3bearscottage.co.uk.

Maker
Pierre D'Avesn
Material
glass
Period
1930s
Period
Early 20th century (1900-1949)
Origin
France
Stock ID:
768
1 in stock
£67.00

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