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Artist  and Manufacturer Information*

The following is an alphabetical list of  artists and manufacturers of glass, porcelain and pottery. This list is by no means complete, nor can we guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please keep in mind that the spellings of names often change when translated into another language, and that this list is not intended to be a complete reference. This information has been compiled from many sources and is constantly being updated. For information on artists not listed here, please feel free to use the links page in our library section to perform online searches. There are several great links to other sites that have extensive documentation on marks and manufacturers.

 *This page is constantly being updated, so please excuse any errors or omissions.

 

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Boch Frères KeramisBelgium The  family Boch started to produce pottery in Luxembourg in 1767. Luxembourg gained indpendence from Holland, along with Belgium, in 1839; at this time Victor Boch moved the factory to La Louvière  in Belgium, and changed the name of  the new facility  to Kéramis. For the next sixty years, much of their production was earthenware. In 1906, Boch Frères hired a new artistic director, Charles Catteau. Under the direction of Catteau, the firm began to produce pieces that adopted an ovoid shape  for most of the art ware vases that allowed the use of widely varied decoration. Catteau introduced decorative  influences from Japan, from modern art (such as cubism), and various African traditional elements. The fusion of attractive shapes with new combinations of  images and styles became a signature style for firm of Boch Frères Kéramis.

 

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Boulougne  

 

 

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Choisy-le-Roi   France, 19th and 20th centuries. Makers of porcelain, ironstone and majolica items. Choisy-le-roi-boulenger

Boulenger

Clairefontaine  France, 19th and 20th centuries. Makers of Majolica, Established as a faïence from 1802-1833 by the Estienne brothers, stayed in the family until 1932 when the factory finally closed. 1833-1860 was run by Jean-Baptiste Rigal and from 1860-1885 by Emile-Rigal and Michel Sanejouand. Run by Léon Grave after 1890, and by his niece Mathilde Lenoble from 1913-1932. Clairefontaine

Rigal & Sanejouand

Clichy, Verrerie de  Clichy-la-Garenne, France (1837 – 1885), Operated between 1837 and 1885, when it merged with Cristallerie de Sevres.  Clichy works became well known when they exhibited their colored and overlaid glass in 1844 at the French Exposition of Industrial Products. The zenith of the company's success was  at the London Exposition of 1851, where they exhibited glass in many shades of blue, red, gold, yellow, and black, as well as their filigree and millefiori items. The works shown inspired English manufacturers  to hire some of the Clichy workers to share their knowledge and train the English glassworkers to create similar lines of glassware. Clichy was known for its paperweights from 1846 to 1857 under managers Rouyer and Maes'. Their reputation for color and for paperweights and other smaller decorative objects allowed them to prosper throughout the Depression of 1848. Most Clichy pieces are not marked.  

 

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Daum, La Cristallerie Nancy, France (1885 -)
Formerly the Verrerie de Sainte Catherine, purchased 1878 by Jean Daum. After his death, the glassworks was run by his sons Auguste & Antonin under the name Daum Frères. The company went public in 1962 under its present name. Artists such as Victor Marchand, Racadot/Severe Winckler, Jacques Gruber, Dufour, Henri Berge, Almaric Walter, Eugène Gall, Salvador Dali have all produced designs or works for Daum.

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Décorchement, François Émile  France Artist of the period Art Nouveau / Art Deco working with art glass. Decorchement decorchement2
Degué, Verrerie d'Art Paris, France (1926 - 1939)
David Guéron. Mostly imitated the glass of many other companies, particularly Schneider (from whom he poached several workers), which resulted in a crippling lawsuit. Édouard Cazaux designed some original pieces, and Guéron designed some vases, all are signed "Degué".
Degue degue2
Delatte, André Nancy, France (1921 - c 1930) Colored, enameled, sand-blasted, acid-etched and acid-cameo glass. Signatures " A. Delatte Nancy" and "Jarvil".  
Delcourt, Henri Delcourt delcourt2
Denbac Pottery Vierzon, France (1921-1952) René Denert began producing his first commercial pieces in his own artisanal workshop in 1908, and licensed his business in 1909. He produced his first pieces under his own name in this business, run with his wife as a family enterprise. Denert was a true artist himself, and his circle of friends included such artists as Dalou and the architect Karcher. Denert was joined by R.L. Balichon in 1921, and began to produce a line of commercial pottery ware. Denbac is a contraction of the name of the enterprise Denert & Balichon. This company, located in Vierzon, France, sought a name more easily marked on pieces, thus Denbac became the name these pieces were marked with after 1921. Known as a manufacturer of 'grès flammés'. ('grès' due to the color of the clay which is gray, and 'flammés' for the pattern of the glazes) This manufactory used artisanal methods for producing their wares, and the distinctive micro-crystalline glazes were a specialty and hallmark. These glazes have a distinctive appearance and feel buttery soft and velvety to the touch and have a subtle range and gradation of color that is much appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs of fine art pottery. Denert was the creator of the more than 660 different models of pottery that were available from the catalog later offered by Denert and Balichon. The only Denbac pieces designed and sculpted by others at the factory were the sculpted figures of personage and animals. Marie Calvet and others sculpted these figures, including the specialty liqeur bottles, such as the 'Monk' series. Denert & Balichon was known as the premier manufacturer of artistic grey-wares. The first ovens used for firing the pottery were of the square 'Sèvres' type. These ovens lacked the ability to reach and maintain the temperatures needed to fire the enamel glazes used by Denert. The next three ovens tried, constructed between 1918 and 1921, were round and measured 15 meters high and 6 meters in diameter. The interiors of these new type of ovens were separated into different 'areas', allowing the firing to be done with different strength of flames for the different enamels. The temperature of 1380 degrees Celsius was reached by the end of the firing after 18 to 20 hours in the different chambers of the ovens. Each of the new ovens had its own idiosyncrasies, and required the expertise of true artisans to take advantage of each in the choice of placement in the oven to obtain optimal results for each of the different colors utilized. The fires were fed by charcoal from the basin of Blanzy, carried to the factory by the Canal du Berry. Denbac wares were exported to England and Switzerland, and sold in the grand stores of Paris such as Le Printemps and the Galeries Lafayette. A series of bottles was designed for special clients with needs for their premium liqueurs. The factory ceased production during World War II (1939 - 1945). Opening for a few more years after the war, the company completely ceased producing wares in 1952. Denbac 1Denbac 2

 

René Denert Vierzon, France Ceramist active in the first part of the 1900's. For more information on Denert and the Denbac Pottery, see the listing on this page for Denbac Pottery. We carry many pieces of Denbac pottery in our online gallery.  
Desvres Dreyfus
Despret, Georges Originally produced overlay vases with trapped air bubbles, but specialized in pâte-de-verre from 1890, mainly figurines & animals. Factory destroyed during WWI, but rebuilt 1920. All pieces engraved "Despret".  
Dreyfus, Georges