Verrerie D’art Degué | 2 Wrought-iron Wall Lights | France c.1925
A pair of intricutely designed wrought-iron wall lights by an unknown artisan and complimented with 2 mottled orange “pate-de-verre” glass lampshades signed “Degue”. France c.1925
Ht.50cm/20in, Dpth.20/8, w.(backplate)20/8
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, Muller Frères and Schneider, the latter taking 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 the case.
- When the Second World War started David Gueron shut his glassworks and fled France and was last seen in Paris in 1949.