Meiji Bijutsu

Wonderful Bird Paperweight by Almeric Walter

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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Glass: French: Pre 1940: Item # 1211208
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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This sublime pâte de verre paperweight was made by Almeric Walter (1870-1959), on of the most acclaimed Art Déco designers, and Henri Bergé (1870-1937), one of Daum's top artists. They were contemporaries of Argy-Rousseau (1885-1953).

The apparent heavy shape of the bird is beautifully balanced by its night blue color, with its head lighter, as if slowly bathed into daylight.

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The bird is in impeccable condition and bears both Walter's and Bergé's signatures.

Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.9 x 10 (h) cm (3.7 x 2.8 x 4 in); weight 950g (2.1 lbs)

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