Born Istanbul, Turkey, possibly of Italian descent, moved to France, slightly mysterious character. See encyclopedia.
Before 1870s- thought (no surviving records) to have pioneered Cloisonne enamels for Longwy which became world reknowned.
1875-joined Viellard et Cie in Bordeaux producing award winning Oriental styled ceramics
1880s- joined Clement Massier's firm in Vallauris where metallic lustre had been developed.
1900s- set up his own studio in Paris & worked with Jean Duc using metallic lustre
1902- Duc & Caranza developed Massier's metal lustre technique for glass.
1902- Duc & Caranza designed for Devore Salviati
1903- Caranza joined Copillet See Copillet
1906- Caranza leaves Copillet
1905- designed for Val St-Lambert
Founded by T.H.A. Copillet in 1903 in Noyon (Oise). Taken over in 1906 by Lefevre & Lhomme. Factory destroyed at the end of WWI. See encyclopedia.
Amedee de Caranza
Edouard de Neuville
Bowls, vases, shades, cups stemmed glasses, decanters & liqueur sets in opaque glass with floral decorations sometimes in shallow relief.
Dark metallic iridescence achieved in a similar mannerto Clement Massier pottery where incrustations of gold, silver & copper were reduced giving red, blue & yellow iridescence.
Acid etched vases (rare) with flowers, fruit, & underwater scenes. Glass Panels: landscapes, townscapes & figures inserted into furniture, church windows & monuments.
Can be unsigned. Hardly ever recognised in the UK
E. DE NEUVILLE/H. COPILET OISE 1255 NOYON
History See encyclopedia.
Worked for Burgun Schverer. See encyclopedia.
Set-up his own studio (1881-1907)
Worked with Francoise (brother) & Armand (son)
3.5inch high overlaid & carved £1150 (1996)
Cameo, fine carving, deep intaglio cutting, layers of glass (clear) trapping painted sections then carved into relief
Produced glass for E. Galle and Vallerysthal. Rarely turns up unless from an existing collection
Designers see Jean Cros. See encyclopedia.
Pate-de-verre. Finish matt internal fisures, surface granular or sugary, colours streaked or uneven. Designs allegorical or mythical, greek or roman. Graceful nudes, primitive masks, plaques medallions or vases.
Sometimes signed Cros more often unsigned. Paper label marked Hebrard is sometimes found
Prone to damage on projections, reduces value a little although less in more recent times. Also with terracota, marble, alabaster, wax & painting
Pate de Verre, V. Rare Finish monochrome pieces look like marble Provencal landscape, Nabis inspired plaques, plates some modelled after Bourdelle & Rodin
History See encyclopedia.