Pendative chameleon Amalric Walter
H = W 5.5 cm
Pâte de verre is a concept in which a mold is filled with glass granules of different colors, heated until the glass melts into one homogeneous mass, after cooling it is removed from the mold, cleaned and, where desired, shiny. The problems that can arise during this process are many; breakage of the mold, incorrect temperature of heating, unwanted color mixing, cracks in the glass mass, the inability to view the glass during firing, the difficulty of three-dimensional stacking of the glass beads in the mold. Walter developed the capacity to make master molds and to make wax copies. Until 1914 he worked for the Daum Frères company, but from 1920 he founded his own factory.
Very beautiful unique triangular rounded pendant (pendant) in pâte de verre with art nouveau decor of a dark green chameleon in relief on a eucalyptus branch with red berries .. Made by Amalric Walter, Nancy France. around 1920 with however art nouveau decor. Very nice hues of green and blue, partly opaque, partly translucent. Inscribed signature of “AW N”, for Amalric Walter Nancy. Original silk cord and tassel. Smooth polished back. Can be dated around 1920.