|The Poppies Vase|
The Victoria & Albert Museum
French glassmaker Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (1885-1953) found inspiration in the work of Henry Cros. Argy-Rouuseau followed in Cros’ innovative footsteps and worked in the medium of pâte de verre (glass paste).
After Cros, Argy-Rousseau became the most prolific and successful artist utilizing this intricate and complicated technique. By the 1920s, his designs were highly sought-after due to his delicate design sensibilities and brilliant use of color. This vase, known in Argy-Rousseau’s catalogues as “The Poppies Vase” was first introduced in 1924 and quickly became a best-seller.