- Museum number
Vase, glass, with flared bowl and solid foot, clear glass cased in green and cut with geometric pattern of tapering rectangles. Factory mark and paper label.
- Production date
- 1950-1960 (circa)
Height: 238 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is part of a group of Val Saint Lambert glass sold from the factory museum and family collection after factory went bust in 2002. The two artists responsible for Val Saint Lambert's cut glass designs between the wars were Leon Ledru and Joseph Simon. Charles Graffart (1873-1967) was the most distinguished cutter, but many of his works were unique pieces and do not appear in the factory catalogues. This vase does not appear in the 1930 or the 1938 catalogue, but a vase of the same shape with similar cutting on the foot, but completely different cutting on the bowl appears in the 1951-75 catalogue, for 1961, called 'vase Boltana'. Alternativley it may be a unique piece that was not included in the catalogues.
For a group of four pieces also from the factory collection, see 2002, 3-4, 1-4.
For Graffart, see Maryse Kinet, 'Charles Graffart: graveur au Val-Saint-Lambert et peintre (1893-1967)', thesis dissertation (Licenciée, Histoire de l'art et archéologie), Liège University, 1984, and G. Tercaefs, 'L'art abstrait géometrique de Charles Graffart: V.S.L 1935', Liège 1985 (copy in Corning Museum of Glass library: NK5198.G73 .T31).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from the British Museum Friends Modern Collection Running Fund 2002-2003
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number