An attractive cameo glass vase acid cut and etched with blossoming red flowers against a cream field with dashes of orange, green and blue. Exhibiting very fine colour and excellent hand chased detail, signed Muller Frès Luneville
Height: 22 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cameo Glass
Muller Frères of Luneville – (active 1895 ~ 1936) The heart of the company was formed by five brothers (Henri, Desire, Eugene, Pierre, Victor) from a glass making family who trained and worked at the Galle factory. Henri set up a decorating studio at Luneville in 1895 and was shortly joined by his brothers. Their production was predominantly cameo glass with blanks supplied by Gobeleterie Hinzelin, Croissmare. Following similar lines to that of Galle and the Art Nouveau movement their production used nature as a decorative theme. In the years leading up to the First World War their production was technically excellent and highly creative. Of note was fluogravure where enamels were applied to the cased body of the glass which was then heated. By the use of selective acid etching a wide range of effects could be achieved from vivid hues to subtle twilight shades. They designed cameo vases, using this production method, for Val St Lambert. They also worked with Chapelle, integrating metal and glass to create strangely kitsch flights of birds and snails amongst others.