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Opaline and Opalescent Greek urn with a Sevres of France acid etch.

Opaline and Opalescent Greek urn with a Sevres of France acid etch.

SKU: 8290276

This classically shaped Greek urn has an opaline (milk glass) body, while the footing and handle are opalescent glass. Other than the Sevres France and a royal orb device as acid etch, there is no other indication of the individual maker. On the internet there are a number of suggestions of maker – from Pierre D’Avesn who worked with Lalique, to J Landier and Sons – lesser known but none the less competent glass makers. There is however, general agreement that it dates from around the 1920’s to 30’s and is regarded as a good example of art deco glass.

Opalescent glass often has the light blue hue that can be seen in the foot of the urn and counter-intuitively if held with a light source behind it, a ruddy glow occurs due to the use of bone ash in the glass making process. This a pre-owned item but is offered in excellent condition with just some wear on the base as would be expected. The urn stands 10 3/8” (264mm) tall.


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