1930s frosted Verlys Bowl with silver-plated beaded mount

1930s frosted Verlys Bowl with silver-plated beaded mount

1930s frosted Verlys Bowl with silver-plated beaded mount

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1930s frosted Verlys Bowl with silver-plated beaded mount:
with three fish swimming among plants; the gallery strung
with clear glass beads and a spherical centre finial. Lit with
interior splay of lamps.

Height: 11" - 28.0cm
Width: 4" - 12.0cm
Glossary Words

Verlys

In 1925, the Societe Holophane Français, a glassworks near Rouen, expanded from making vehicle headlights into making art glass vases and bowls. They created a separate department called 'Verlys' for these works. Initially the pieces were blown vessels with several layers of glass, smooth on the outside with internal decoration. From 1933 onward, Verlys focused on high quality press-moulds. They produced clear, frosted, opalescent and colored items with designs typical of Lalique-style glass of the 1930s. In 1935, they established 'Verlys of America' in Newark, Ohio. Moulds were supplied from France for the Ohio works. Many items were produced simultaneously in France and the USA. As happened with many companies, they declined during the Second World War and changed focus to industrial products.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.
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