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Snake Glass - Who made it?

This glass with its lampwork snake in a hollow foot with 8 facets is probably Bohemian 1920-40 but who made it? The snake is lime green with dark spots.

Snake glass, unknown makerSnake glass, unknown maker

Glasses by Jules Lang & Co, UK

Jules Lang glass

I have about a dozen of these all the same shape but with two differing wheel cut designs, one very deco and the other more traditional. Some of the glasses, not all, have a registered design number 807128 which was registered on the 14th October 1935. An Internet search revealed another bowl by Jules Lang. They were not included in the book “British Glass - Between the Wars” but were obviously active then.

Dealer Tony Hayter reports, “I have sold about six different pieces with Jules Lang registrations. He started off in London in the 1880’s in partnership with Jonas Lang and their first glass registration (and the only lozenge one) was in February 1883. They were based in Charterhouse buildings in London and were listed as Pottery and Glass Merchants. I believe that they were only retailers and based on their glass that I've handled I believe they were importing from France and registering the designs in England.”

Other Information found

From Ivo Haanstra ‘Glass Fact File A-Z’: Jules Lang & Son c.1900 Glass dealer based in Islington, London, UK. Commissioned glass in France from old Sowerby mouldings c. 1905.

From http: glass registry listings:

  • Jonas & Jules Lang 30th March 1886
  • Jules Lang & Son 3rd April 1894, 22nd May 1884, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903-08, 1910-14, 1926-39, 1943, 1944
  • Jonas Lang & Co August 1902
  • Jules Lang & Son based in Chelmsford, England 1854. Originally Jonas & Jules Lang. Since 1985 located in Clerkenwell, London.

Glass importers mainly Czechoslovakian pressed glass during 1920s and 1930s.

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