Verlys frosted glass Diving Birds Plafonnier with beaded mount

Verlys frosted glass Diving Birds Plafonnier with beaded mount

Verlys frosted glass Diving Birds Plafonnier with beaded mount

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Verlys frosted glass Diving Birds Plafonnier with beaded mount:
with design of three birds diving for fish; the silver-plated mount with blown glass beads and silver-plated finial. Art Deco, 1930s design and restored.

Height: 6" - 15.0cm
Width: 14" - 35.5cm
Glossary Words

Art Déco

A popular movement in the 1920s and 30s, promoted by Ruhlmann and other great Paris furniture manufacturers, and the big department stores. The style was influenced by Aztec and Egyptian design, the Ballets Russes, Hollywood musicals and the new ocean-going liners. It featured stepped and geometric designs, sunrays and chevrons.

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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