The firm asked Etienne Franckenhauser, the skilled and creative mould maker for Rene Lalique, to produce designs and this wonderful elephant is one of those he produced, initially as a plaster cast. By 1932, the company had developed its own versions based on M. Franckenhausers designs using a new type of opalescent glass, including this one, and eventually registered the glass as'Opalique' on 25 March 1935.
This wonderful Elephant was made only between 22 August 1934 and 22 August 1939. Its catalogue number on Pages 9 and 52 of A Collectors Guide to Jobling 1930s Decorative Glass published as a facsimile by Tyne and Wear County Council Museum in 1985 was 10700. It is marked in the mould with the intaglio Registered Number 795793. The final digit escaped the mould somewhat here and it not easy to read but it is there.The Elephant is comparatively heavy and very opalescent. It weighs a substantial 518 gms (1lb 2ozs) before packing. As can be seen from the photographs, it glows with blue and orange light particularly when seen in an illuminated cabinet. It measures 10cms (4) in height, is 14.5cms (5¾) long and 7cms (2½) wide. It is a very rare collector's piece and would grace any collection of opalescent or Art Deco glass. Condition The Elephant is in excellent condition. I always use good new strong packaging for which I make no charge, of a size which allows plenty of space for the piece and I always use signed for and tracked postal option and insure for the full value, both measures minimising the risk of breakage, loss or theft.
I aim to keep postal costs for my buyers as low as I can, commensurate, obviously, with safety and security. Please feel free to ask any questions. The item "VERY RARE JOBLING OPALIQUE OPALESCENT ELEPHANT c1934 REG NO 79570" is in sale since Sunday, September 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "hollinshed" and is located in Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.