Lizard: The technique known as 'pâte-de-verre' was produced by Ancient Egyptian and Roman glassmakers, prior to the first century AD. The process involves filling a refractory mould with granules of glass, heating the glass in a kiln until grains fuse into a single mass, cooling and breaking away the mould, followed by cleaning and selective polishing of the glass. With this method, the colours can be specifically placed within the mould, creating elaborate decorative colouring.

Pâte-de-verre pieces made between 1920 and 1930 are characterised by simple sculptural forms influenced by the Art Nouveau style, decorated with insects, reptiles and fish.

A Pate de Verre Vide Poche Chameleon Pate de Verre Lizard on a Leaf