A beautiful and vibrant mid 20th Century pate-de-verre glass figure of an elegant beauty dressed in a modern attire with her hands placed in her pockets, exhibiting excellent colour and detail. Inscribed Daum France & numbered 82/425. Further signed Richard for the artist that was especially commssioned to produce this limited edition sculpture for Daum.
Height: 35 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Pate de Verre Glass
Jean Philippe Richard
Jean-Philippe Richard has been a modeller for over thirty years. His view on sculpture is figurative, exclusively exploring non-realistic female form. He is a self-taught sculptor and works without model, which allows him to overcome the restraints of reality. He is an experienced technician despite his unconventional training: his first pieces made of bronze were cast in a craft foundry he created on his own in his Provencal village, where he has been based since the mid-1970’s. He then became interested in in crystal casting, creating sculptures such as « Sophie », before becoming one of the leading artists of the crystal manufacturer Daum.
Pâte de Verre is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 bc (pieces have been found in the tombs of pharaohs).in 1900 Daum rediscovered this technique that had been long forgotten, then further developed it in 1968.
The process of melting glass coupled with the lost wax technique that Daum has developed, ensures a perfect reproduction of the original piece just as the artist had imagined it. today, Daum is the only glass maker in the world able to produce this exceptional material so perfectly. Pâte de Verre is a mutable substance, which has translated every whim of the imagination of the master glassmakers for over a century, in this way, no two pieces are identical, because the fragments of groisil blend and merge at will as the glass melts.
This mastery and constant research have resulted in world renowned masterpieces.
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