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Amalric Walter and Henri Bergé "Le Lucane Cerf-Volant" Pâte de Verre Glass Dish


This "Le Lucane Cerf-Volant," or "Stag Beetle," pâte de verre dish, by Amalric Walter and Henri Bergé, is richly yellow in color, coming to two raised edges much like the shape of a boat, with a tertiary raised point in the center of the composition, upon which two battling stag beetles face each other. A slight dip in the side of the dish gives the piece an overall more organic shape, suggesting perhaps a windblown sand dune upon which the beetles may be interacting.

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Item #: P-17451
Artist: Amalric Walter and Henri Bergé
Circa: 1920s
Dimensions: 3" height, 11" width, 5" depth
Materials: Pâte de verre glass
Signed: "A.WALTER NANCY" and "HBergé sc."
Literature: Similar dish pictured in Amalric Walter (1870-1959), by Keith Cummings, Kingswinford: Broadfield House Glass Museum, 2006, p. 24, plate 26

Amalric Walter's artwork proudly shows the influence of Japonism, in particular the Japanese affinity for elevating humble insects through faithful attention to detail.