Frosted glass Verlys ‘Kingfisher’ Plafonnier with beaded mount

Frosted glass Verlys ‘Kingfisher’ Plafonnier with beaded mount

Frosted glass Verlys ‘Kingfisher’ Plafonnier with beaded mount

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Frosted glass Verlys ‘Kingfisher’ Plafonnier with beaded mount:
depicting three birds diving for fish; the silver-plated galleried mount with ribbed glass beads and clear glass ball finial.

Height: 6" - 16.0cm
Width: 14" - 37.0cm

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.

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.
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