Great French Glass
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The 19th and Early 20th century heralded a real revolution in Crystal Glass
It was a time of fun and frivolity and careless frolics unknowing of the horrors to come in World War 1.
King Edward Was on the British Throne and he was one of those who visited Paris to sample its pleasures including the great french glass (filled with champagne of course)..
The Art Nouveau Movement was in full throttle and both Arts and Crafts benefitted from the Impressionists in the Art Field .
Art Nouveau Glass began a revolution in design which was followed in the 30s by the Art Deco Glass movement led again by M.Lalique,
The work of such incredible designers as Rene Lalique who was simultaneously producing naturalistic glassware and Jewelry together with a slightly more naughty side of his nude crystal glass vases and glassware.
In the Great French Glass Era, Daum was producing his incredible art nouveau lamps of a slightly fairy-like nature and Baccarat was producing elegant Glassware unsurpassed even today.
These are of course the more famous Glass Artists of Art Nouveau Glass ,but a whole raft of less well known designers produced what is to us Antique Glass but which was to them everyday Glassware of modern design.
As in modern times however,copying was rife and all the major glass artists had their works reproduced (often crudely) by smaller workshops.
A vast amount of work was put into the design of even humble items like awine glass but that was overshadowed by the craftsmanship that went into such lovely pieces as Laliques Glass Vases
Because of the vast amount of glassware produced and the large numbers of
contemporary fakes it is important for anyone investing in serious pieces of glassware to become well informed about the subject.
Visiting museums is the best way of course and all major museums have displays of works by Lalique Baccarat and Daum.
Antiques Shops often have good displays too ( often of Crystal Glass ) and vendors of glass are usually very willing to explain what to look for.
As Glassware is so delicate,condition is really important.
Even the tiniest chip will heavily devalue a piece.
Collectors want to buy only PERFECT pieces.
We offer here several thousand pieces of Great French Glass from a number of Vendors.
These are usually by Auction but some vendors have immediate buying available
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