Cristalleries du val Saint-Lambert (1826-) Belgium
Gevaert Romain/Ledru Leon
“Oignon de Jemeppe” art glass vase c. 1900
Hand blown coffee colored art glass vase with pulled feathering decoration in a burgundy-brown coloration with an elongated neck pulled from a bulbous body.
Marks: VSL (the mark is a variant colored feather pulled detail in the glass on the bottom of the vase)
H: 15 3/8″ x D: 5 3/4″
Val Saint Lambert is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826. Val St Lambert is the official glassware supplier to H.M. King Albert II of Belgium.
Val Saint Lambert was founded in the Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey by a chemist, M. Kemlin, who had previously worked for the Vonêche crystal works in the Ardennes. Val Saint Lambert is renowned for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces.
GUSTAV GURSCHNER (1873-1970) Austria
K.K. –KUNST-ERGIESSEREI attr. Vienna
Circular vessel c. 1902
Silvered bronze with incised Secessionist and waterfall motifs, lower section with green patination
A very stylish and finely worked bronze vase by Gustav Gurschner (1873-1970). It has a rich verde-green patinated lower area with a “jeweled” collar in an intricately detailed Secession/Byzantine style totally unique to Gurschner's work.
Marks: GURSCHNER (on the side), 544/110 (stamped on bottom)
Related works illustrated: The Studio, Special Summer Number 1906: The Art Revival in Austria, ill. no. D6; Studio Yearbook (London 1909), pp. 139-140; Vienna Turn of the Century: Art and Design, Fischer Fine Art, exhib. cat. (London 1979), p. 23, illus. 1; Decorative Art 1880-1980, Dan Klein & Margaret Bishop (Oxford, England: Phaidon, 1986) p. 84, illus. 1; Le Arti a Vienna dalla Secessione alla Caduta dell’Impero Asburgico, Exh. cat., Venezia Palazzo Grassi (Milano: Mazzotta Editore, 1984) p. 271.
H: 3 1/4″
CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) UK
JAMES COUPER & SONS Glasgow
Clutha vase c. 1895
Aventurine blown glass with iridescent gold streaks and internal bubbles
Illustration: Christopher Dresser, Widar Halen (Oxford: Phaidon, Christies Limited, 1990) p. 196, illust. 228.
For more information: Liberty Style: the classic years, 1898-1910, Mervyn Levy (New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1986); Christopher Dresser: the power of design, Christopher Wilk (New York: Zurland – Zabar, 1993).
H: 19 3/8 ”