Val Saint-Lambert “Oignon de Jemeppe” Belgian Art Nouveau art glass vase c.1900
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.
Otto Eckmann (attr.) Pair Of Hand Wrought Iron Floral Candlesticks c. 1900
OTTO ECKMANN attr. (1865-1902) Germany
Pair of candlesticks c. 1900
Hand-wrought iron with floral and foliage design
H: 12 ¼” x W: 8 ¼”
Otto Eckmann (19 November 1865 – 11 June 1902) was a German painter and graphic artist. He was a prominent member of the “floral” branch of Jugendstil. Otto Eckmann was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1865. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg and Nuernberg and at the academy in Munich. In 1894, Eckmann gave up painting (and auctioned off his works) in order to concentrate on applied design. He began producing graphic work for the magazines Pan in 1895 and Jugend in 1896. He also designed book covers for the publishers Cotta, Diederichs, Scherl and Seemann, as well as the logo for the publishing house S. Fischer Verlag. In 1897 he taught ornamental painting at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin. In 1899, he designed the logo for the magazine Die Woche. From 1900 to 1902, Eckmann did graphic work for the Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft (AEG). During this time, he designed the fonts Eckmann (in 1900) and Fette Eckmann (in 1902), probably the most common Jugendstil fonts still in use today.
Tapio Wirkkala Finland sterling silver and walnut vase 1968
TAPIO WIRKKALA (1915-1985) Finland
KULTAKESKUS OY Hämeenlinna
Sterling silver in a streamlined sculptural form, canted cylindrical attached walnut plinth.
Marks: TW monogram, 916H (Finnish silver assay
mark), maker’s touch marks
Illustrated: Zilver uit Finland, exhib. cat., Leo De Ren (Antwerpen: Provinciaal Museum Sterckshof, 1995) p. 18.
H: 10 1/4″ x Dia: 3 1/4″