Designer / Makers
The design and manufacture attributed to Désiré Christian (1846-1907),
for Burgun, Schverer & Cie (1711-1969)
The mounts manufactured by Malvézieu aîné
Internally-coloured cameo glass, with silver mounts
Height: 13.3 cm
French (Meisenthal), and Paris, circa 1890
Manufacturer’s mark for Burgun, Schverer, under base (see right), and mark for Malvézieu aîné (on the rim mount)
This vase, which can be entitled ‘Cyclamen’, is unsigned, but appears to be the work of Christian, Burgun Schverer’s chief designer between 1885 and 1896. Christian, who also interpreted designs by Emile Gallé, took part in several contemporary exhibitions, including the Strasbourg Arts and Industries Exhibition (1895), the Paris Exposition Universelle (1900) and the Saint Louis World’s Fair (1904).
A related vase was offered at Christie’s South Kensington, 30 September 2009, lot 191, and another (with silver-gilt mounts) was offered at the Galerie de Chartres, 20 June 2011, lot 130.