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American and European Art glass - Victorian and Art Nouveau to Contemporary

Augustin Jean
Enameled Japanese Fan Motifs Vase

Augustin Jean Paris Vase

Augustin Jean Paris Vase

Augustin Jean Paris Vase

Augustin Jean Paris Vase

Augustin Jean Enameled Vase, Paris

Beautiful and rarely seen Augustin Jean enameled vase.  Decorated with enameled and gold gilded Japanese stylized fan motifs on the front and back.   Beautiful root beer colored glass, with applied clear blue glass snail feet which are lightly iridescent.  The top has an applied rim in a slightly different teal blue colored glass then the feet.  The vase is optically ribbed, and has a very nice bulbous shape, with a nice polished pontil on the base.  This design is very interesting as it's essentially a Victorian designed shape, with the precursor of Art Nouveau enameled designs fashioned after the Japanese woodblock prints.

Unsigned, but unmistakably Augustin Jean 's work.  See a similar piece in the Feb. 2003 Fisher's "Glas des Jugendstil & Art Deco" auction catalog on page 91 in the identical root beer colored glass, with identically iridized blue applied glass, and even the enameling and motifs are similar. 

Dimensions:  7" tall, 6" wide
Condition:  Good to Excellent for age, minor wear on gold
Maker: Augustin Jean -Paris, France
Vintage: c 1880-1884

Price - A bargain at $650