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Gabriel Argy-Rousseau "Lyciet de Barbarie" Pâte de Verre Glass Vase


This French pâte de verre floral-patterned vase, entitled "Lyciet de Barbarie," by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, is a subtly-hued piece that most centrally features band along its upper portion of bunches of pinkish wolf berries off of a matrimony vine, executed in wonderful relief, framed by a halo of dangling brownish green leaves, all against a vignette ground of amber, honey and white. The composition is completed by the elegant lines, curving downward, that serve as the stems.


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Item #: G-19245
Artist: Gabriel Argy-Rousseau
Country: France
Circa: 1917
Dimensions: 5.75" height, 3.5" diameter 
Materials: Pâte de verre glass
Literature: Similar vase pictured in Les Pâtes de Verre G. Argy-Rousseau Catalogue Raisonné, cf. J. Bloch-Dermont, Paris, 1990, p. 179, no. 17.01 

Actually born Gabriel Rousseau, the famed maker changed his moniker to include the first four letters of his wife's last name upon their marriage, and signed all of his pieces as "Argy-Rousseau." Gabriel Argy-Rousseau's wife was a woman of Greek heritage, whose worldliness greatly influenced and broadened the artist's practice, particularly in his inclusion of patterning that resemble Greek friezes, as we can see here.