G. Argy-Rousseau – Crabes et Algues vase – 1920

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Manufacturer: Gabriël Argy-Roussau

Motif: Crabes et Algues

Style: Art Deco

Material: Molded pâte de verre glass, grounded rim

Color: Colorless glass (pâte de crystal), purple, green, black, and red

Period: 1920 – 1929


Gabriël Argy-Rousseau (Meslay-le-Vidame 1885-1953) was a master in the technique of pâte de verre (glass paste). His refined pâte de verre objects are sought after worldwide. Each pâte de verre object is unique in color because of the production procede.

This beautiful example of French pâte de verre glass made by Gabriel Argy Rousseau is a masterpiece from his early oeuvre. The color combination of green glass on swirling shades of pruple results in a beautiful contrast and further highlights the sophistication of this design. This model was designed in the year 1920 and is named “Crabes et Algues” which is the French translation for crab and algae.

The theme of marine animals such as crabs and fish was not only loved by Argy-Rousseau, but was also frequently used by, for example, his pâte de verre colleague Amalric Walter.

The body of the vase is signed with “G. Argy-Rousseau” and the bottom of the vase with “France.”


Height: 140mm / 5.51″

Diameter top rim: 80mm / 3.15″

Condition: Mint


Janine Bloch-Dermant – G. Argy-Rousseau, Glassware As Art. Page 181

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