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cameo glass vase d'Argental - France


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French cameo glass vase d'Argental this cameo glass vase was made in France, circa 1930, by the firm D'Argental. D'Argental is the signature adopted by Cristalleries Saint Louis, which began in 1924 a new production of cameo glass. The factory was settled at Bitche in Moselle (France). The name D'Argental derives from the name of the village of origin of Cristalleries Saint Louis, which was Munzthal. "Munze" in German means money, so for analogy "argent" (silver) in French.
The cameo glass is a multi-layered glass on which a picture has been carved through the layers, so that it stands out in relief from the surface and the colored layers form the contrast of the picture. The surrounding glass is cut away using hydrofluoric acid, which eats away glass. Emile Gallé was a forerunner in workmanship of cameo glass, but at the end of 19th century/beginning 20th century many factories in France devoted to this working.
The vase measures 5 in. (cm. 13) and was bought in Amsterdam by a Dutch dealer.

This item is not for sale, but most of my pieces were bought through the Internet. On the right bar of this page there are some advertisings of websites of silver and antique dealers




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