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GABRIEL ARGY-ROUSSEAU (1885-1963)
A 'PAPILLION' VEILLEUSE, CIRCA 1924
GABRIEL ARGY-ROUSSEAU (1885-1963) A 'PAPILLION' VEILLEUSE, CIRCA 1924
5 ¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high
signed in the mold G. Argy-Rousseau, with partial distributor label
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Please note that the artist's year of death is 1953, not 1963, as noted in the sale catalogue.
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cf. J. Bloch-Dermant, Les Pâte de Verre Catalogue Raisonné G. Argy-Rousseau, Paris, 1990, p. 199, no. 24.26 for another veilleuse of this model.
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