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This antique powder box is decorated with vines, pineapples and leaves with delicate scrolling on the lid. This piece was made during the very early 1900’s when Viard worked in his father’s glass shop. This amber gem has been painted a light blue to enhance its details. The paint is showing wear from handling which can be expected on items as old as this. Molded on the bottom is “J. Viard Made in France”. It measures approximately 4 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches tall. There is a small chip on the lid which I’ve tried to show in the pictures. It is not noticeable except under close examination. I rate this item as being a very good example of vintage glassware.
Julien-Henri Viard, an award winning French sculptor, worked for his father, Clovis, from 1900 until the father’s death in 1927. Julien continued to run the glass workshop until 1938 when it merged with glass producer Depinoix. Julien is best known for his elegant perfume bottles with many examples surviving until today in collections world-wide. His dresser top powder boxes are less known but are no less exquisite in their beauty.
My description refers to the overall condition of this article considering its age and material. As this is a vintage piece, not new, it is sold “AS-IS”.
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