Lalique influenced many glass makers in the 1930's. There impact is clear to see on this plate made by Jobling of England. The stylised design on this bowl highlights the best of the designs from the Art Deco era in its form, linear shapes and overall look and feel. Jobling patented the word Opalique in their glass making process.
The word opalescent had been claimed by the French glass manufacturers of the time. Joblings use of the Opalique colouring has always been far more subtle than of the French counterparts. This subtle use in many ways helps to display the pattern in more detail which retaining the high end look of this type of glass wear.
Very well detailed bowl made by Jobling and featured in their catalogue listed as "Salad Bowl No 12000". Interesting note that in the catalogue if you wanted a frosted finish you paid extra. Bowl features three large fish swimming around the middle. There are patterns of waves, bubbles and sea foliage. The bowl stands on three feet which are modelled as limpets, continuing the sea theme.
On the base of the bowl is a registration number. This would display well shown against a sunlit backdrop to give off a lovely golden amber effect. The bowl has some nibbles on the underside of the feet and straw marks and surface scratches on the bowl.Tried to show these in the last two pictures. Dimensions - 14cms high, 28cms across the top of the bowl. The item "Art Deco Opalique Opalescent Glass Jobling Fish Bowl" is in sale since Saturday, January 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Date-Lined Glass\Art Deco (c. The seller is "vintagethingsuk" and is located in Wakefield. This item can be shipped worldwide.