Antique Glass Star with Dalle de Verre

Andre Rault, Rennes, France

1963

The gold background is made entirely of dalle de verre set in ordinary lead cames, a technique unique to the Rault studio. The use of conventional lead cames (channels) for heavy dalle de verre seems to be unique to the Raults. Most studios used various cement mixtures to support the extra weight; but this smothers the gorgeous light refraction of the exposed edges.

Pictorial elements were enameled and fired onto hand-blown antique glass.

Antique Glass Star with Dalle de Verre