French Art Glass vase by Jean-Simon Peynaud (1869-1952), apples, c. 1915
French Art Glass vase, by Jean-Simon Peynaud (1869-1952), depicting a branch of apples, enamelled on a yellow’ / orange acid etched ground.
Minor scratches to the interior
Jean-Simon Peynaud (1869-1952) was active as a glass artist in Bordeaux, c. 1910-30. He was employed at the fayence manufacturer Vieillard et Cie, which produced a wide range of pottery & porcelain designs, including naturalistic botanicals – such as the apples on this vase.
In 1910, he set up his own studio to make & decorate glass. His technique involved acid etching the interior, then building up layers of translucent enamels on the surface for a beautiful effect, as seen on this vase. His business finished in 1930, he died in 1945, and his works are not common.