Aristide COLOTTE (1885-1959)
Rare ball vase with a carved stylized bird.
Hand carved clear cristal.
Dedicated to Director of Lorraine company (Lorraine Dietrich cars manufacturer in the 20's and 30's).
Signed. Circa 1920.
15.5cm high 15.5cm diameter
Condition : A large crack inside the glass on one side. Glass is strong. Crack can be invisible depending how you display the vase. See last picture for the picture with crack. I would usually not propose vase with a crack inside but this one is such an historical piece that I have decided to offer it on my website. Such vase would be more than 5000euros at auction if in good condition. My price is just a portion of that.
He was admited at the age of 16 as an apprentice tailor in the Baccarat crystal factory, he attended the internal crystal engraving school and was hired in 1902. In 1909, he met the director of Nancy big department store , Eugène JB Corbin who allows him to create for him a workshop of engraver on crystals. During the First World War , he was assigned to Châtellerault then he founded in 1919, in Nancy, an engraving workshop on glass and metals.
Bronze medal at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of 1925, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1928 a display case containing five crystal vases 3 .