Spherical vase in orange and midnight blue marbled glass signed in acid Muller Fres., Luneville. The number 4 is etched, again in acid, on the base. Circa 1920.
This esteemed French glass company Muller Frères was famous for its Art Nouveau-style vases, lampshades, and chandeliers, which often incorporate laminated and colored glass. The workshop was founded by Henri Muller and his brothers in 1895 after training with Émile Gallé, who allegedly held a grudge against Muller for starting a rival business. In 1910 the company began producing lamps in association with Chapelle and, at its peak, employed around 300 workers. Production was stopped in 1933, and the actory closed three years later, a victim of the Great Depression.
Height 16.5 cm - Diameter 12 cm - Base diameter 6 cm
Some minimal abrasion in line with the age and use of the object.