(A) I can't say whether this gorgeous, crystal-clear bowl is French, or Swedish, or ...? But, need I rave about its beauty? Hand blown, with an intriguing spiral motif threaded on the back. The pontil is perfectly ground. It's about 14 inches across, and 3 high. A "bowl for all time!" (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

 

(B) Likewise signed by the master glass designer Pierre d'Avesn. Twelve inches wide, 2 1/4 tall. Quail, so I'm told (they could be squirrels for all I know). Two small sanded chips on the rim. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(C) What a fetching dessert/ice cream set -- if only the fiery opalescence doesn't melt the Cherry Garcia! Signed "Arrers." Five of the small bowls have at least one (small) chip... next time, Pierre, tell the kids "No spoon-banging!" The large bowl is 9 1/2 inches wide, the smaller ones 4 1/2. Superlative French Art Deco design, non? (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(D) Nineteen inches wide, this signed Degué bowl, like so many French objects, champions the world of the natural. The bowl, with its subtle, delicate oranges and yellows and violets, evokes a sunrise in the French countryside. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(E) Pierre d'Avesn's breathtaking Phoenix bird charger, 15 inches across of the purest beauty, in superb condition!! If you have an appropriate place to display this, you will be delighted every time you're in its presence! (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(F) Here's another lovely marriage of two of France's primary disciplines, glass-making and wrought iron. This compote stands nearly nine inches tall and about as wide. (e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(G) Yes, this might be considered a lesson in how not to photograph and present non-colored glass. Oh, well, sometimes we just screw up around here. At any rate we have here an interesting Art Deco shallow bowl, perfect for an enterprising ikebana student, signed VERLYS, as you know a highly respected French glassmaker. And at 15 inches across, serious presence (2 high). The acid-etched design, sublime...(e-mail Jack for a price)

 

 

(H) Who, might I ask, but the mighty house of SABINO would get this so right? Well, the only detractor here is that our French friends actually used this bowl, so it does have an abundance of scratches on the bottom. Not the end of my world, but maybe yours? The French don't care, believe me; for them it's the "soul" of the piece that matters! It's 11 3/4 across, by the way. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)

 

 

(I) Signed Pierre d'Avesn, three carp swimming in an amber ocean. Twelve inches wide by 2 1/8 tall. Early in his career D'Avesn worked for the legendary Rene Lalique and designed pieces which today are the most desireable of all Lalique's output!

Tom knew how thrilled his client would be with this bowl and lept! SOLD!!

 

 

 

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