While there were many carriage trade Art Deco glassmakers—Lalique, Moser, Baccarat, Hoffman and Palda—somewhat overlooked have been some of the "everyday" glass manufacturers of the 1930's. In France, England, Czechoslovakia and The United States, there was brisk production of handsome Art Deco glassware, some of it decorative, some of it functional. Such an example is this nice, smallish French Art Deco citrine glass ice bucket. Its softly-ribbed corners are nicely finished and the weight of the piece says "quality." Like so many of the period's mass production glassmakers, this one remains unknown (to me, at least). It does, however, reflect a time when everyday objects were well-made and made to last. And it would make a sensational addition to your vintage bar or bar cart. Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.
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