FRENCH ART DECO ETCHED BLACK GLASS VASE ON BASE

by Jean Luce (1895-1964)
France, circa 1920's/1930's


9" high; 6 ½" diameter

This vase has etched glass triangles in a geometric pattern with repeated decoration around the body.

Acid etched Jean Luce monogram underneath.

Provenance:
Maison Gerard, New York

Literature:
Alastair Duncan, "Art Deco Complete: The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920's and 1930's", Abrams, New York, 2009, p. 428 for a similar model.

Jean Luce worked as a designer in a cubist-inspired style, rejecting the use of too much design and figurativeness in decoration. He designed simple shapes for ceramics and glass. His glass was in a clear or single color, decorated with geometric patterns made up from circles, triangles or squares. His patterns were engraved or etched into the glass in order to contrast the polished and matt sections of the design. Some of his designs were executed in mirrored gold or silver glass with geometric designs etched onto the sides, contrasting with the dazzling mirrored surface. Luce also designed all the glass and porcelain for the Normandie. He exhibited at the 1925 and 1937 Exhibitions in Paris and was a member of the Union des Artistes Modernes.

$16,000 - Inv. #213