André Hunebelle Glass Vase - The Art Deco design known as
"Prism", France circa 1928, the milky white glass polished and
satin finished, this being the largest of the two sizes
André Hunebelle first studied mathematics at the École
polytechnique in Palaiseau (which were interrupted by the First
World War, in which Hunebelle was temporarily drafted as a soldier).
Around 1925 he found himself interested in the glass making business
and in 1927 he exhibited his works for the first time at the Salon
des Artistes Décorateurs where he immediately attracted attention.
Very quickly his glass forms became what we now call Art Deco or the
Hunebelles designs were manufactured by the Choisy-le-Roi crystal
factory where the molds were designed and shaped by Etienne
Franckhauser (an artist also working for Lalique and Sabino). The
sculptor-designer Roger Cognéville also co-signed many of the
designs (as in the example I am offering for sale). Glass production
ceased abruptly in 1938 and by 1941 Hunebelle had moved into film
production and then became a film director.
Manufacturing inclusions in the glass.