JEAN BAROL (1873-1966) France
MONTIERES (founded 1917) Montieres-les-Amiens, France
“Celestial Star, Planet and Comet” iridescent vase c. 1920
Earthenware in a spherical form with four flanges in an overall purple, red, blue, green, gold iridescent glaze
Marks: Montieres (inscribed in the glaze, near the Saturn)
H: 6 1/4″ x W: 6 1/4″ x D: 6 1/4″
AMÉDÉE DE CARANZA (active 1875-1914) (b. Turkey / active France)
COPILLET ET CIE Noyon
Nasturtium vase 1903-1906
Blown glass with floral & foliate luster decoration handpainted on a muted iridescent ground.
Signed: A. de CARANZA (on the side near base)
Marks: Copillet et Cie, Noyon, 842 (twice)
For more information and related illustrations: European Art Glass (New York: Ray & Lee Grover, Charles E. Tuttle Publishers, Inc., 1970) pp. 69, 94-96; L’Art Du Verre En France 1860-1914, Janine Bloch-Dermant (Edita Denoel, 1974) pp. 36-37; Glass: Art Nouveau to Art Deco, Victor Arwas (New York: Abrams, 1987) pp. 56-58; L’Europe de L’Art Verrier, des Precurseurs de l’Art Nouveau a l’Art Actuel 1850-1990, Giuseppe Cappa (Liège: Mardaga, 1991) pp. 72-74.
Copillet, H.A. Thomas Henri Alfred Copillet was originally a printer, and produced a local newspaper in Paris. When he moved his works to 13 Fauburg de Paris he acquired a kiln in the process, and thus in 1903 was began a new glass works. His designers were Amedee de Caranza and Edouard de Neuville. They produced a whole range of Art Nouveau glassware, many with a dark iridescent finish. They also produced opaline glass, and glass panels for use in church windows. The company went bankrupt in 1906, although the new management (Lefevre and Lhomme) kept a little of the production going for a while, the factory was destroyed during the First World War.
AUSTRIAN ART POTTERY
Iridescent “Batwing” vase c. 1900
Rich blue, green, gold and red iridescent glaze earthenware with dramatic stylized batwing handles
Marks: 40051, RB (incised)
H: 5″ x W: 3″