A. RIECKE, small glass vase, circa 1935



What I like

I love the free form of this glass vase, sublimated by the red partial enamelling and this amazing mercurized ball, as if levitating in the center of this vase. The colorful range is typical of the late 1930s, the period of production of this work of art, if we can read the date as 38 or 39.

I like the fact that this vase is a unique work, by a creator who remains to be rediscovered, but who belonged to this group of artists and designers rallied to cubist, avant-garde ideas.

It is indeed a work of art, practically a sculpture, in this beautiful material that is glass.


Ovoid vase in black tinted glass, and part painted red-brown cold on the left half of the front side, in the center insertion of a silver-mercurized ball, retained on both sides.

Signed and illegible date at the bottom of the front side.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 22.5 cm- Width: 16.5 cm- Depth: 9.5 cm

Mix & Match

This vase, an original work of art, is certainly dated from the 1930s, but can be associated with many atmospheres: indeed, the precious side of his palette and this amazing ball, allow him to rub shoulders with furniture from the UAM, but also more classical works by Ruhlmann, or Dominique.

Its preciousness allows it to be exhibited on antique furniture. But of course, its refined note will be highlighted on stripped furniture: the Danish salon of the 1960s of Borge & Mogensen, in waxed oak, the ensemble of  Gae Aulenti, white lacquered, of the years 1975, the enfilade of Alain Richard.

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The creator

Riecke was a Russian glass artist living in France and died in 1979. He was in charge of the decoration of the Dome in the 30’s and realized several exhibitions in this establishment after the war. He frequented the artists gravitating around the Dome and collaborated with some of them. His work is mainly composed of vases, planters and small furniture in a cubist or art deco style.

The Restaurant La Coupole is the temple of Art Deco. It was born in 1927 from the will of two Auvergnats, Ernest Fraux and René Lafon. On the evening of the inauguration, the whole world of Arts, Letters, the night is there: artists and their models, mondains and gamers.

Among the first artists and intellectuals to adopt the place are Jean Cocteau, Foujita, Kisling, Giacometti, Zadkine, Joséphine Baker, Man Ray, Georges Braque and Brassaï. Louis Aragon and Elsa Triolet met there in 1928. In the 1930s, the aficionados of the place are Picasso, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, Sonia Delaunay, André Malraux, Jacques Prévert, Marc Chagall, Édith Piaf among many others.

A beautiful authentic object at the right price

This vase has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, originality and fair price. Our choice favors above all the acuteness of the design, guarantee of a valuation of your new acquisition in your interior and an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and mix to create a unique decoration.

Buying vintage items is a reasonable investment, and it preserves the resources of our planet!

Additional information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 9,5 × 16,5 × 22,5 cm



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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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