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Lot 27: A fine Art Nouveau enamelled glass vase, decorated in gilding, silvering and polychrome 'impasto' enamels with naturalistic flowers and foliage beneath a spreading etched border of stylised flowers and leaves, 63cms h, c1900 (tiny drill-hole) (see

Mellors & Kirk

December 5, 2002
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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A fine Art Nouveau enamelled glass vase, decorated in gilding, silvering and polychrome 'impasto' enamels with naturalistic flowers and foliage beneath a spreading etched border of stylised flowers and leaves, 63cms h, c1900 (tiny drill-hole) (see illustration) E2500- 3500 *** It is possible that this vase is a rare example of Charles Herbert Thompson's 'Verre sur Verre' enamelled glass, invented in 1895 and described in an article in the Pottery Gazette of August 1901. Thompson was trained as a chemist and had many commercial interests in England and France. He formed the Crystaline Company as well as operating the firms of Bullers Ltd in Tipton and Thompson L'Hospied & Co Ltd near Stourbridge. He also owned an art pottery near to that of Clement Massier at Golfe Juan in the South of France. A large,unsorted archive of his papers and photographs was acquired at auction in the late 1970s by Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. For a brief account of his work and illustrations see Hajdamach (Charles R), British Glass 1800-1914, pp322-5.

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Mellors & Kirk
December 5, 2002, 10:30 AM GMT

Nottingham, United Kingdom