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28 May 16  Paul Nicolas & D'Argental  
 Paul Nicolas & D'Argental
Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #01

Paul Nicolas, D'Argental and related items

As we have mentioned elsewhere, we have recently acquired a major collection of Paul Nicolas related items (Paul was Chief Designer at Galle and later went on to make glass under his own name and for St Louis under the name D'Argental). Many of these pieces come direct from his extended family, and include not only his glass (and original art) but also gifts both to and from him.




Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #02

Grapes and vines

Dramatic 12 inch tall D'Argental Cameo vase made by Paul Nicolas in near black, reds on orange decorated with grapes and vines c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. This vase was recently displayed at St Louis Exhibition at the 'Abbeye des Premontres' (May to September 2013) -with letter of provenance form the family. Price £2,950


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #03

Orchids

Exceptional 13.5 inch tall D'Argental slender Cameo vase made by Paul Nicolas in browns, reds and oranges decorated with flowering orchids c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £2,750


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #04

Orchids

Stunning 11.5 inch tall D'Argental slender Cameo vase made by Paul Nicolas in dark browns, on orange decorated with flowering irises c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £2,500


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #05

Orchids

Spectacular c15 inch tall D'Argental Cameo vase made by Paul Nicolas in browns and oranges decorated with flowering orchids c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. This vase was recently displayed at St Louis Exhibition at the 'Abbeye des Premontres' (May to September 2013) -with letter of provenance form the family Price £3,950


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #06

Catkins

Classic c8inch tall D'Argental Cameo vasemade by Paul Nicolas in browns and reds decorated with Catkins c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £1,200


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #07

Lilies

Monumental c12 inch tall D'Argental cameo vase by Paul Nicolas in yellows and reds depicting lilies, signed c1921. Price £2,400


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #08

Landscape with Church

Stunning Paul Nicolas cameo landscape vase with unusual church at the rear (click on image to see church), c6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1921. Price £1,500.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #09

Wild Flowers

Classic reds and oranges D'Argental small vase c 5 inches tall cameo vase depicting wild flowers, signed D'Argental c1921. Price £695.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #10

Ch‚teau de TournoŽl

Monumental brown and orange Paul Nicolas cameo vase, c 13 inches tall, signed D'Argental with an SL monogram also marked Ch‚teau de TournoŽl in the cameo c1925 -this vase was a gift from Paul Nicolas to is brother Emile (Secretary to the Ecole De Nancy). Supplied with a letter of provenance from a family member detailing its history. Price £2,500


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #11

Diablo

Marvellous Purple clear and brown Paul Nicolas cameo vase in the rare diablo shape, c 11 inches tall, signed D'Argental with cross of Lorraine c1923, acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £1,800.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #12

Roses Goblet

Rare red/brown and orange Paul Nicolas cameo vase/goblet depicting roses and an unusual frieze to the foot, c 6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1923. Price £1,350.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #13

Blackberries

Fine Paul Nicolas cameo vase depicting blackberries, c 6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1923, acquired from the Nicolas family - This vase come with a colour photocopy of an unpublished illustration by Paul Nicolas depicting similar blackberries. Price £1,100.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #14

Flowers

Fine red on orange Paul Nicolas cameo vase, c 6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1923, acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £900.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #15

Berries and Vines

Classic Paul Nicolas design D'Argental cameo vase c1922, around 8 inches tall displaying vines, berries and leaves. In browns and orange, signed D'Argental. Price £1,650


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #16

Wild Flowers

Stunning tall thin D'Argental cameo vase c1922, over 10 inches tall displaying leaves and flowers in very unusual greys and purples. Signed D'Argental with cross of Lorraine. This piece was will have been designed and made by Paul Nicolas himself (ex chief designer from Galle) and came from the collection of one of his children. Click on the image for another view of the vase. Price £1,800


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #17

D'Argental

Stunning large c30cms grey and blue on white cameo landscape vase with lakeside scene and buildings, signed D'Argental with a SD, these vases were made at Saint Louis, prior to the arrangement with Paul Nicolas, c1919. Price £1,650


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #18

St Louis by Paul Nicolas

Rare St Louis dark blue applied on clear bowl from a short lived range specially designed by Paul Nicolas, signed, c1926 this bowl was in the recent St Louis exhibition in France and comes with a letter of provenance. Price £1,100






Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #19

Pendants

This breath taking collection of pendants belonged to the wife of Paul Nicolas.

Each of the exceptionally rare G. Argy-Rousseau pendants, were gifts in the mid 1920s from husband to wife, some of them were purchased in Genoa -a favourite place for the husband to go on painting trips.

These pendants were left to a direct decendant, who has entrusted them with us to sell. Each comes with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' signed by the decendant telling of their origin and briefly detailing her ancestors key role in Glassmaking.

Daisies

G. Argy-Rousseau 'Trios Margaurites' pendant, un-strung, designed 1921. Ref Bloch-Dermant 21.03. Signed. Price £1,980 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #20

Fircone

G. Argy-Rousseau 'Pomme De Pins' pendant, strung later, designed 1921. Ref Bloch-Dermant 21.01. Signed. Price £1,900 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #21

Sorbier Tree

G. Argy-Rousseau 'Sorbier' pendant, un-strung, designed 1924. Ref Bloch-Dermant 24.39. signed. Price £2,200 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.


Paul Nicolas & D'Argental #22

Ballerina

Rare and early G. Argy-Rousseau 'Danseuse' pendant, remains of original chords, designed 1920. Ref Bloch-Dermant 20.30. Signed. Price £2,900 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.














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