Frosted glass ‘Canards Sauvages’ Plafonnier with bronzed mount

Frosted glass ‘Canards Sauvages’ Plafonnier with bronzed mount

Frosted glass ‘Canards Sauvages’ Plafonnier with bronzed mount

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Frosted glass ‘Canards Sauvages’ Plafonnier with bronzed mount:
the frosted glass bowls depicting three wild ducks in flight diving for fish.
Circa 1930, after a design by Verlys, France, and rewired.

Height:6"-17.0cm
Width:15"-39.0cm

moulded glass

Glass that is blown into a mould and has soft, uncut edges.

plafonnier, plafonnière

Ceiling bowl set straight onto the ceiling.

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.

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