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.
Egide Rombaux (attr.) Belgian Art Nouveau “Nymph and Iris” sculpture c.1900
EGIDE ROMBAUX attr. (1865-1942) Belgium
Nymph with Iris Blossoms c.1900
Finely hand carved ivory in the form of a full figure nymph with an iris blossom and buds, blue agate base with gilt bronze mounts
For more information see: Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting, Alastair Duncan (New York: Simon & Schuster, Publishers, 1978)
H: 9 1/2″
Egide Rombaux, born 1865 in Brussels, was the son of the sculptor Félix Rombaux and student of Charles van der Strappen and Joseph Lambeaux. Rombaux was one of the more eminent of the Belgian School at the turn of the century; he was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1891, and subsequently became a professor at the Institut superieur des Beaux-Arts in Anvers. Sculptor and medalist, he principally did ivory groups (such as his ‘Venusberg’, displayed at the 1897 chryselephantine Tervuren exposition, and his ‘Daughter of Satan’, now at the Musée Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels), portrait busts and statues. He also collaborated with silversmith Franz Hoosemans on a delightful range of candelabra and tablelamps.
Michael Powolny Rare Loetz Witwe Vienna Secession Tall Bud Vase c.1914
PROF. MICHAEL POWOLNY (1871-1954) Austria
JOH. LÖTZ WITWE GLASWERKS Klostermϋhle, Bohemia
Tall bud vase c. 1914
“Opal mit streifen” opaline blown glass with applied blue glass canes and blue knob above opaline base
Exhibited: 1914 Werkbundausstellung, Cologne (Lötz period photograph, vase for the 1914 Cologne Werkbund Exhibition) Lötz: Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940: Werkmonographie, Band 1, Helmut Ricke and Ernst Ploil (Munich: Prestal-Verlag, 1989), p. 267; Wiener Werkstätte Design in Vienna 1903-1932, Christian Brandstätter (New York:Verlag Harry Abrams, 2003) p. 247.
Form illustrated: Lötz: Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940: Werkmonographie, Band 1, Helmut Ricke and Ernst Ploil (Munich: Prestal-Verlag, 1989), p. 267
Same ”opal mit streifen” technique illustrated: Glaskunst der Moderne: von Josef Hoffmann bis Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Torsten Bröhan (Munich: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1992), cat. no. 19, pp. 74-77.
H: 11″ x Dia: 3 1/2″