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French 24-arm
chandelier, c 1900
Baccarat crystal
45" w x 60" h

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H. Petitot, French lighting designer from Lyon, created a wide variety of Art Deco lighting from the 1920s through the 1940s. His pieces ranged from wrought iron and molded glass with echoes of Art Nouveau to Modernist pieces in nickel and glass rod. The range and beauty of his work is notable. Other glass artists, such as Sabino, also co-developed pieces with him that were produced at Atelier Petitot, Lyon.

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Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company was founded in 1902 in Queens NY. Martin Bach Sr, its president, had worked at the Saint-Louis Glass Factory in France and at the new Louis C. Tiffanys Glass and Decorating Company in Queens before founding his own Glassworks with four associates.

Within two years Quezal employed fifty glassmakers. The beautiful iridescent Quezal glass with rich flowing colors and organic forms of lilies or other floral designs were in direct competition with Tiffany's Favrile favrile glass.

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Italian landscape artist, 1927-2006.

Painted sun-filled landscapes of his native Pavia, Florence, Venice, and Capri, among others. He especially known for his paintings of gardens. His works have been exhibited in Lugano, Florence, Riviera (where he owned a house in Nice), Milan (especially at the gallery Bolzani) and Paris. His work is in many private collections.

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Rose Medallion chinaware wasimported from China from around 1780 to 1940. Pieces made after 1891 will be marked “China,” and often “Made in China” after 1921.

Rose medallion is part of the "famille rose" family of Chinese porcelain exports -- a French term, coined by the Jesuit priests commissioned by the Vatican in the late 1700s to catalogue items coming out of China. Led by a Father Jacquemart, they grouped Chinese porcelain in families according to the dominant color of their decoration. In the pink family the most popular pattern became Rose Medallion, a design centering around a circle with a flower inside. That flower is not a rose, but a peony; "rose" refers to the color not the flower.

Rose Medallion is similar to Rose Canton and Rose Mandarin except that a true Rose Medallion piece will always depict people in alternating panels.The Rose Medallion design is an allegory of Harmony, an important Chinese ideal. People are depicted at play, having tea or conversing. Nature is peaceful, serene, flourishing and beautiful.

The Chinese exported pink wares to the West in part because they had never known the color pink until they had contact with Western culture; the Chinese word for pink translates as “foreign color.”

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Royal Dux Porcelain is still produced in the small town of Duchcov, located about two hours to the North West of Prague, in what is now known as the Czech Republic. In 1709 Johann Friedrich Bottger, after much research, succeeded in creating porcelain [formerly the secret of the Chinese] in Europe. Critical to porcelain production is a supply of kaolin, the clay suitable for making porcelain. In the region around the town Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) where rich deposits of kaolin could be found, porcelain production started to develop rapidly. Among the first of the porcelain manufactories in this region was Duchcov (Dux), founded in the year 1853.

The factory was bought by the experienced model-drawer Eduard Eichler and turned into the firm E. Eichler Thonwaren-Fabrik. In 1862 he also bought the small factory in Selty near Ceska Lipa. The factory at Duchov experienced a period of prosperity producing goods mainly from terra-cotta, faience and majolica in the genre of Copenhagen, Worcester and Sevres. In 1878 the Eichler firm was awarded the Silver Medal at the exhibition in Paris.

At the turn of the century the factory went public, transforming Eduard Eichler's private property into a stock-holding company which in 1898 became to be known as Duxer Porzellan-Manufaktur. The newly established company bought a porcelain factory in Blankenhain near Weimar.

During this era the factory started to produce, besides faience and majolica, porcelain. In the year 1900 it began using its famous trade mark, the pink triangle, a rose-colored triangle of pink porcelain with the inscription ROYAL DUX BOHEMIA around an acorn. The pink triangle trademarkis still used today.

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