French Pâte-de-Verre Pentray by Amalric Walter(451 views)
Description: A French pâte-de-verre pentray by Amalric Walter. The pen tray is from l'Ecole de Nancyand features a horned beetle crawling along a leaf. The study botany and entomology was in fashion within artistic circles circa 1900 and the detailed representation of the beetle typifies Art Nouveau style. The pâte-de-verre glass technique was originally used in ancient Egypt and was rediscovered at the turn of the century. (Item No.: 13315)
Condition Report: Excellent
Dimensions: 2'' high x 9'' wide x 3'' deep
Artist or Maker: Walter
Literature: A similar pentray is pictured in Amalric Walter (1870-1959) by Keith Cummings, Kingswinford (UK): Broadfield House Glass Museum, 2006, page 17, plate 14.