\'Capricorne du Chene\' Pendant by Amalric Walter

'Capricorne du Chene' Pendant by Amalric Walter

Item Description

French oval pâte de verre glass pendant designed by Henri Bergé and made by Amalric Walter (1870-1959) during the early 1920's at his glassworks based in Nancy.

Titled 'Capricorne du Chene' it depicts one of the largest insects known, a type of long-horned beetle that finds its hosts in oak trees.

In semi-transparent shades of blue graduating to a smoky greenish yellow with the beetle itself picked out in a dark red-brown, the making and firing of the pastes that produced this pâte de verre glass was a long and complicated business.  Walter however was a master of his craft and pieces by him are still keenly collected.

Marked AW N which is the manner in which many of his small pieces were signed, and knotted on to a doubled green cord simply tied at the back allowing the length to be easily adjusted.

The pendant measures a fraction over 5 cm long.

Price £1,100.00

Ref: 14895 Stock Status: 1 Units in Stock