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Paul Nicolas, D'Argental and related itemsAs 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.
OrchidsExceptional 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
OrchidsSpectacular 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
CatkinsClassic c8inch tall D'Argental Cameo vase made by Paul Nicolas in browns and reds decorated with Catkins c1920, signed with Cross of Lorraine acquired from the Nicolas family. Price £1,200
LiliesMonumental c12 inch tall D'Argental cameo vase by Paul Nicolas in yellows and reds depicting lilies, signed c1921. Price £2,400
Landscape with ChurchStunning Paul Nicolas cameo landscape vase with unusual church at the rear, c6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1921. Price £1,500.
DiabloMarvellous 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.
BlackberriesFine 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6 inches tall, signed D'Argental c1923, acquired from the Nicolas family - This vase come with a colour photocopy of an unpublished illustration by Paul Nicolas depicting similar blackberries.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.
Berries and VinesClassic 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
Wild FlowersStunning 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. Price £1,800
D'ArgentalStunning 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
St Louis by Paul NicolasRare 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
PendantsThis 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 descendant, who has entrusted them with us to sell. Each comes with a 'Certificate of Authenticity' signed by the descendant telling of their origin and briefly detailing her ancestors key role in Glassmaking. All the pendants have been strung on original early French silks. From left to right:
G. Argy-Rousseau 'Trios Margaurites' pendant, un-strung, designed 1921. Ref Bloch-Dermant 21.03. Signed. Price £1,695 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.
G. Argy-Rousseau 'Sorbier' pendant, un-strung, designed 1924. Ref Bloch-Dermant 24.39. signed. Price £1.980 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.
G. Argy-Rousseau 'Pomme De Pins' pendant, strung later, designed 1921. Ref Bloch-Dermant 21.01. Signed. Price £1,695 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.
Rare and early G. Argy-Rousseau 'Danseuse' pendant, remains of original chords, designed 1920. Ref Bloch-Dermant 20.30. Signed. Price £2,100 with signed letter of provenance from original owner's descendant.
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