A small free blown organic bowl by Andre Thuret circa 1930 of oval section with integral loop handles to the heavy cased clear crystal body, internally decorated with powder pink and silver mica around the bowl, engraved signature, width 16cm. Andre Thuret was one of the first modern French studio glass artists and a contemporary of Maurice Marinot. He was born on November 3, 1898 in Paris. He worked in a traditional glass blowing technique exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne in 1928 and 1932 and obtained his first plate of the Company of Encouragement to Art. He was invited to exhibit in the United States in 1929-1930. Andre Thuret received his Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1947.
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