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Degue

[1889 - 1974] 

In 1928 Edouard Cazaux, (1889 - 1974), an artist, sculptor and ceramic designer joined forces with David Gueron, founder of Christalleries de Compiegne. The company was called "Verrerie d' art Degue". They opened a retail outlet in 1930 in Paris on Rue Druout which existed until 1939. The company participated in the decoration of the steamship Normandy, launched in 1935. Their glass was signed "Degue".

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Degue French Art Deco Frosted Glass Ceiling Light with Roses

This French art deco ceiling light was designed by David Gueron for his firm “Verriere D’art Degue” in Paris. Gueron opened his workshop in 1926 and closed it in 1939 in advance of the German invasion. The light, from the 1930’s has its original brass chain and ceiling cap. The frosted glass shade is molded in a geometric floral and leaf décor. The light is 14” in diameter and drops 15” from the ceiling.

Degue French Art Deco Geometric Four Arm Chandelier

This 1930’s French art deco chandelier is by and designed by (1889 – 1974).  The nickeled metal body supports four large frosted glass “shields” and four curved arms, each hold frosted glass shades.  The geometrically formed glass with its “curtain wave” pattern contrast with the square tubing of the body.  The chandelier is 30” in diameter and drops 36” from the ceiling (the drop can be shortened according to need).  Rewired for American electricity.

Degue 3 Shade Chandelier

This French art deco wrought iron and frosted glass chandelier dates from the early 1930s. The center bowl and three matching tulips are marked Degue. The fixture is 32 in diameter and drops 46 from the ceiling.

Degue Four Arm Chandelier

This impressive French art deco chandelier is from the 1930’s and features a fine wrought iron frame, a frosted glass center bowl and four frosted glass shades all with a geometric rose design. The glass is signed “Degue”. The chandelier measures 31” in diameter and drops 47” from the ceiling.

Degue Three Shade Chandelier

This French art deco chandelier features a combination of high quality wrought iron and the best of Degue glass. The wrought iron is finely detailed and supports a thick glass center bowl and three matching shades, all executed in a dynamic swirling geometric roses patern and all signed “Degue”. The fixture drops 36” from the ceiling and is 30” in diameter.

Degue Ceiling Light

This French art deco celiling light was made by Degue in the 1920’s. The hand wrought iron body encloses a pate de verre bowl with mottled purple and yellow top and cream lower portion. The glass is signed “Degue”. The fixture drops 36” from the ceiling and is 19” in diameter.

Degue Drape French Art Deco Chandelier

A very moderne French art deco chandelier from the 1930’s with a geometric cast metal body and large frosted glass center bowl with three matching shades. The glass is all signed Degue. The fixture drops 39” from the ceiling and measures 24” in diameter.

Degue Roses Chandelier

This is a wonderful French art deco ceiling fixture. The wrought iron body is hammered and bent into scallops, waves, circles and crosshatching. Dating from the 1930's, the molded glass is signed Degue and depicts geometric roses and leaves. Dropping 36" from the ceiling and measuring 22" on each side, the fixture has been rewired for American electricity.

French Art Deco Geometric Glass & Pewter Chandelier by Degue

This very geometric French art deco chandelier dates from the 1930's and has four shades and a large center bowl, all signed "Degue". The hand wrought iron body has been polished to its natural pewter color and sprayed with clear lacquer to keep it from turning. The fixture has been rewired for American electricity. The fixture drops 38" from the ceiling and measures 30" in diameter.

Degue Wrought Iron and Glass Sconce

This French art deco wall sconce is a lovely combination of hand wrought iron in a mix of hand struck lines and beaten swirls and frosted glass by Degue in a geometric roses pattern. The sconce measures 12” x 7 ½” and can be hung horizontally or vertically.

French Art Deco Degue Sconce

This French art deco wall sconce dates from the 1930s and was designed by Edouard Cazaux (1889-1974) for Les Cristalleries de Compiegne (Degue) for whom Cazaux was artistic director from 1928 to 1935. The glass, which is in the form of geometric flowers set in a basket is signed "Degue" and is set in a nickel frame. The fixture measures 12" high by 10" wide and extends 4" from the wall.

A French Art Deco Geometric Roses Sconce by Degue 1930

this nickel over bronze sconce with glass inserts is a fine example of French art deco lighting. Dating from the 1930's the shade has a geometric rose design and is signed Degue. The sconce is 6 ½ wide and 13 ½" high. Rewired for U.S. lighting.

Degue Sconces

This pair of French art deco sconces has a silver plated wall bracket with geometric designs. The glass is signed "Degue" and has cubist flowers and vertical ribs as a design. The sconces measure 12" high and 9" wide.

Degue Sconces

This very geometric pair of art deco sconces by the French firm Degue are of opaque glass with black wrought iron frames. From the 1930's, the glass is signed Degue. They measure 13 1/2" high and 9" wide.

French Art Deco Wrought Iron Torchiere with DEGUE Shade

This striking French art deco torchiere is from the 1930’s.  Constructed of hand wrought iron, the lamp is in true “machine age” style and equal in quality to the “master ferronieres” of the period with exposed rivets, a collar on the upper shaft all set on a curving tripod foot.  The three lobed “pate d’verre” shade ranges from purple to orange to yellow and is signed “Degue” on the glass.  When lighted, the glass emits a bright sunrise/sunset hue.  It is 16” wide at the top and is 72” high.  In excellent condition, the torchiere has been rewired to American electricity.

Degue Table Lamp

This French art deco table lamp is from the 1930’s. The body is crafted from polished aluminum. The geometric frosted glass shade is boldly signed “Degue”. The lamp measures 17” high and 9” in diameter.

Degue Table Lamp

A French art deco table lamp from the 1930's, this fixture has a flat base resting on four ball feet with four decorative balls and a thin shaft, all bright nickel. The peach pagoda shaped glass shade is signed Degue. The lamp has been rewired for American electricity but retains its original white plastic on/off button. Measures 17" high.

Monumental Degue Vase By Gueron

This French art deco vase was designed by David Gueron (1882-1950) for his company “Verrerie d’Art Degue”, located in Paris at 41 avenue de Paris, whith his glass works fifty miles north in Compiegne*. Gueron named his glass “Degue” which is a play on his name and means “of Gue”. This vase was made from glass powders and mouth blown. The yellow ground was overlaid in dark blue (at the base) ocher (on the middle) and a mottled royal blue (at the top) then acid etched to reveal the geometric floral scene. The vase is signed on the foot “degue” and is 17 ¾” tall and 9 ½” in diameter. *Verreier d’Art Degue was opened in 1926 and stopped work in 1936 due to the effects of the depression and a prolonged lawsuit with the firm of Charles Schneider.

Monumental Degue Vase by Cazaux

In 1928 the famed ceramicist, Edouard Cazaux (1889-1974) began working with David Gueron (1882-1950) at the Verrerier d’Art Degue in Paris. While Gueron’s designs were floral in nature, Cazaux designs were geometric. This vase is a superb example of Cazaux’s work. The mottled orange glass ground is covered with a layer of royal blue glass, which is then acid etched to create the striking design. The vase is signed on the foot “degue” and is 18” tall and 8” in diameter.

DEGUE French Art Deco Blue Cameo Glass Vase by Cazaux

This French art deco cameo glass vase was designed by Edouard Cazaux 1889 – 1974) ca. 1930 for “Verrerier d’Art Degue”.  A shimmering blue translucent glass is acid cut in a geometric pattern to reveal the lower layer of textured and frosted colorless glass.  In 1926 David Gueron, who owned “Cristalleries de Compiègne, entered the art glass business and named his business “Verrerie d’Art Degue”.  In 1928 Cazaux joined him and designed special pieces with strong deco and geometric themes…this is one of those pieces.  The 10” high vase is signed in cameo “Degue”.

Large French Art Deco DEGUE Violet Cameo Glass Vase by Cazaux

This large French art deco cameo glass vase was designed by Edouard Cazaux (1889 – 1974) ca. 1930 for “Verrerie d’Art Degue”.  A lovely violet translucent glass is acid cut in a geometric pattern to reveal the lower layer of frosted colorless glass.  In 1926 David Gueron who owned “Cristalleries de Campaigne” entered the art glass business and named his company “Verrerie d’Art Degue”.  In 1928 Cazaux joined him and designed special pieces with strong deco and geometric themes….this is one of those pieces.  The 14 ¾” tall vase is signed in Cameo “Degue”

Degue French Art Deco Cameo Glass Vase

This French art deco cameo glass vase was designed by David Gueron for his own company "Verre d'Art Degue", known as "Degue".  The company, founded in 1926, lasted only until 1939 when Gueron closed the factory and fled the Nazis.  The mouth blown spherical vase sits on a cushion foot.  The frosted white glass ground is overlaid with deep purple glass on the foot to a brillian reddish orange glass above.  The upper layer is acid etched away to create a field of stylized tulips.   The vase is signed "Degue" and "Made in France".  The vase measures 9 1/4" high and 8" in diameter.

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