"d'Avesn Rare Art Deco Swallow Vase"Rare vase of Pierre D'avesn (1901-1991) model "Swallows" ovoid form test in matte and shiny black glass decorated with swallows whirling on a background rhythmic spiral patterns. Very good condition, dimensions: 25 cm high X 19 cm wide Pierre Gire, aka Pierre d'Avesn, was born in 1901. At the beginning, at 14, he worked at René Lalique. For 10 years. During this period, he designed Lalique's famous "Serpent" vase and the "Tourbillons" vase, two of the most expensive and collectible pieces of "Lalique". In 1926, he left René Lalique and created his own models. His pieces were made by Cristallerie de Saint-Rémy. In 1930, Daum Freres asked him to take the artistic direction of his department of glass molded in his glassware Croismare. What he did until the famous strikes of 1936. In 1937, he took the direction of Verlys. Until the First World War, in 1940. From 1940, he worked alone. His pieces were made by Cristallerie de Choisy-le-Roi (Sevres). Surely, the most important French glassmaker for molded glass art pieces with René Lalique and Sabino. Pieces made by Pierre d'AVESN are more and more sought after for its quality of design and manufacture.