Rethondes (Degué) | Orange Pate-de-verre Chandelier | France c.1930
A wrought iron and pate-de-verre three branch chandelier signed Rethondes and produced by the famous Degué glass factory. The central plafonnier supported in a framework and designed with leaves and each arm supporting a further tulip shade. France c1930
Verrerie D’art Degué, Compiègne 1919-1939
David Gueron, of Turkish origin and a former fighter of the French Foreign Legion, was the founder of the “Cristalleries De Compiegne”.
In 1926 Gueron founded a new factory, which he called “Verrerie D’Art Degue” and put his full attention on the designing and production of Art Deco luxury art-glass.
His factory was located on the “Boulevard Malesherbes” and his showroom was on the “41 rue de Paris”.
Gueron foolishly copied the designs of other successful French glass artists like Daum, Galle, Muller Frères and Schneider who took him to court.
The lengthily law process (1926-1932), cost both firms a lot of money and financially ruined both companies even though Schneider won.
When the Second World War started David Gueron shut his glasswork and fled France and was last seen in Paris in 1949.