Large cup grapes and triangles by François Décorchemont, model 124, created in 1920 and distributed until 1921, 5 copies.
Son of the sculptor Emile Décorchemont who was a collaborator of Léon Gérôme, François Décorchemont entered the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Paris in 1895 where he met Georges Bastard who became a close friend.
In 1903, he exhibited his first fine glass pastes at the Salon des Artistes Français which were noticed. In 1907, he gets in touch with Georges Rouard who will be his main distributor.
In 1912, he developed his first vases in thick glass and stopped the production of fine glass paste shortly after. He joined the Group of contemporary French craftsmen with Lalique, Delaherche, Bastard and Dunand at Georges Rouard who organized annual exhibitions of these artists between 1919 and 1935.
1920 is the year when his art takes a new direction; the motives are stylized and the decade will see the consecration of the artist. Note that in 1921, his sales exceeded those of Lalique at Rouard.
During the 1930s, the artist became interested in stained glass, a passion that he followed until the end of his life, with commissions for many churches in his native Normandy.
The bowl we present embodies the turning point in the artist's career, where we see the first graphic combinations of geometric modules associated with stylized naturalistic motifs. Revealing a powerful sense of stylization, the upper part is animated by clusters of grapes caught in a network of alternating inverted triangles.
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