Art Nouveau Vase' by the Alvin Corporation - circa 1920. Impressive early 20th Century American green glass vase of waisted form with everted undulating rim overlaid with silvered Art Nouveau decorative design representing flowers and border motifs.History of the Alvin Corporation. Jamoneau in 1886 as Alvin Mfg Co in Irvington, New Jersey. The firm changed to Alvin-Beiderhase Co c. 1893 under the management of Wm. Beiderhase moving in 1895 to Sag Harbour, Long Island. THE JEWELERS & CIRCULAR, Jan.
Undoubtedly the most novel and at the same time artistic work turned out by this company is that known as electro-deposit goods. This class of work was invented and brought to a state of commercial success by this firm. It is applied to decanters, perfume and toilet bottles, caraffes, claret pitchers, flasks, perfume atomizers, and in fact an almost endless variety of articles of crystal glass.
The process is guarded as a trade secret; but briefly it may be said, that the article to be silvered is rendered metallic by a coating of silver deposited on the glass surface by the electric current. When this operation is successfully completed, the article is shown completely encased in its covering of pure silver. The article is then taken in hand by skillful artisans who trace the most intricate designs on the silver surface. The designs are of a continuous character and the intervening spaces are by another process cut away or removed, so as to expose the crystal surface in the interstices of the design.
The article is then passed to the engraver, who richly embellishes the remaining surface. The engraved surface is then highly polished.Established in 1936, Hickmet Fine Arts is an international family run business and one of the world's most important dealers in original Art Deco and Art Nouveau Antique Sculpture and Art Glass. We are located at Gallery 85 on London's famous Portobello Road where we offer a fine range of sculpture, glass and works of art from the 19th and 20th Centuries by the most famous sculptors and artists from this period. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "hickmetfinearts" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.