info D'Argental 3
Stunning cameo glass French art nouveau soliflore vase, by D'Argental,
Paul Nicolas, St Louis. Acid etched glass.Absolutely gorgeous acid etched decor
of flowers in several different browns on a creamy background.
Signed : "d'Argental" . and the Lotharian cross.Superb workmanship!!!
Paul Nicolas, école de Nancy, (1875 - 1952), from 1893 onward pupil and later chief designer for Emile Gallé ,
He started working under his own name in 1919, with the support of Cristallerie de St Louis.
He first signed his pieces 'D'Argental'. Later on he adds his own name, sometimes with the mention of 'Nancy'.
He received 2 gold medals and several others over the years in the Paris Expositions!
His earlier D'Argental pieces (like this vase), were off course heavily influenced by Gallé and are of the same superb quality like those of the master glass maker Emile Gallé. They were typical for the 'Ecole de Nancy' art nouveau period.
Height: 30 cm / 11,8 inch
his vase 1800 euro a similar but much smaller D'Argental vase was priced £2,750 Height: 14 cm / 5,5 inch