PORTIEUX CAT ON DRUM Milk Glass Covered Dish. This is a rare and very collectible Antique PORTIEUX CAT ON DRUM Milk Glass Covered Dish. From the Early 20th Century.This rare Antique white Milk Glass Covered Dish. Has well-modeled top cover in high relief depicting a cat in an upright seated pose. The cats head is upright, front paws in front.
Back legs are tucked under the body with back right paw showing. A drum mallet and cymbals are by his side. He resides atop a drumhead. Has individual cords on the drum that stand out. The round base has a raised rim edge, elevating the base slightly.
Has a fitted rim between top and bottom; the cover has an inside rim projecting downward from the top so that it slips neatly inside the edge of the base to hold it secure. Is mold formed pressed glass, well modeled in deep relief with very good design and detail, and is Milk Glass or opaline with opalescence and fire. Is marked PORTIEUX on the inside bottom.
Tall x 4.6 In. Wide x 4.6 In.
The estimated date is circa 1933. The Rare PORTIEUX CAT ON DRUM Milk Glass Covered Dish is in very good condition- there is a small chip on the tip of the left ear. Otherwise, condition status includes minimal normal wear and rubbing. Overall, this work is sound, having no other chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations.
Please see all photos which are a part of this description. Please note that this item is photographed in natural light, shadows that may appear as irregularities are not necessarily chips, cracks, or discoloration. Vallerysthal is a glass house with a complicated history. It all really started in 1836, in Lorraine, as Societe des Verreries Reunies de Plaine de Walsch et Vallerysthal, which became Klenglin et Cie in 1855.The mix of Bohemian and French glass workers created interesting opaline and decorative glass, and in 1870, this area became part of Germany. However, most of their sales had been to France, and as they were no longer within the French territory, they found it difficult to export their glass to France.
The new name was registered in French and in German, Verreries Reunies de Vallerysthal et Portieux, and Vereingte Glashutten Von Vallerysthal und Portieux. Desire Christian was commissioned to design cameo glass with floral and scenic themes. Sometimes enamel or gilding was added.They produced a lot of unusual lidded animal and bird bowls, such as hens on baskets and standing cockerels. From the end of the Second World War, it had a difficult time.
The Vallerysthal factory closed in 1977, reopened in 1986. The Portieux factory joined the French Crystal Company in 1982 but went bankrupt once and then again as Arts from Portieux. It was bought by Groupe Faience Niderviller in 1996. Portieux still makes some hand-blown glass ware and glass using old moulds.
Vallerysthal remains a trading name. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change.
If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly. The item "Rare PORTIEUX CAT ON DRUM Milk Glass Covered Dish Antique, Signed c. 1933 #2" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Opaque\Milk-White". The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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