Learn about Sabino Glass

The Sabino Maitre Verrier company (Sabino Master Glassmaker) was founded in Paris in 1919 by Sicilian born Marius Ernest Sabino. He grew up in France, and attended the L’Ecole Nationale Des Arts Decoratifs and Beaux Arts de Paris. His earlier production were metal chandeliers, mounted lamps and architectural accessories in moulded glass, and then after World War I he diversified into decorative objects in the Art Deco or Art Nouveau style, which he had designed.

It was in 1925 that first Sabino created the blue-hued semi-transparent opalescent glass for which the company is best known, and he expanded his business to make statuettes and figurines, both human and animal.

In the 1930s Sabino moved his production to his factory in Noisy-le-Sec in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris where production continued using the same techniques and moulds.

Limited production with the consent of the Germans continued during World War II, and when the war had finished, Sabino transferred the company's operations to his nephew and adopted son Gripoix Sabino, where production continued using the same moulds. more...
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I) a Lalique Art Deco clear and frosted glass, floral dish, circa 1930's, acid mark to base, diameter 15 cm, ii) a Lalique Art Deco clear and frosted crystal, bird figure, mid 20th century, engraved 'Lalique France' to base. Height 13.5 cm, iii

A green frosted glass paperweight, modelled as a stylised feeding sparrow, signed 'R. Lalique' but probably Sabino or similar. Height 7 cm

A red glass Hirondelles vase, Marius- Ernest Sabino (1878-1961), repeating swallow pattern, signed Sabino Paris, 27.5 cm high, 28 cm at widest point

Sabino glass animal figures totalling five, comprising a butterfly, fish & three birds. All stamped 'Sabino France'. Condition good, very minor chip to the fish tail. Height of tallest 6.5 cm

A collection of 5 Sabino glass miniatures, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass, comprising of an owl, goldfish, carp, butterfly and bird. Engraved signatures, 'Sabino France' & 'Sabino Paris'. Heights: 4.5 cm – 10.5 cm

Two Art Deco Sabino glass nude figures, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino France'. Heights: 8 cm & 17 cm

An Art Deco style Sabino glass bulbous vase, c.1920-1940's. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino Paris'. Height 18 cm

An Art Deco Sabino leaves and berries glass bowl, c.1920-1940's. Frosted and opalescent glass. Moulded mark, 'Sabino Paris-France'. Diameter 20.5 cm

An Art Deco Sabino glass gazelle radiator car mascot, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino Paris'. Height 11 cm

An Art Deco Sabino glass butterfly radiator car mascot, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino Paris'. Height 15 cm

An Art Deco Sabino glass dragonfly radiator car mascot, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino Paris'. Height 15 cm

Two Art Deco style Sabino glass fish, mid 20th century. Frosted and opalescent glass. Engraved signature, 'Sabino France'. Heights: 7 cm & 11.5 cm

4 Art Deco Sabino glass panels, c.1930's, manufactured France moulded clear glass with later metal frames, depicting various scenes including Diana the huntress 14.5 x 32 cm

Sabino France tall perfume bottle with maidens, sticker

Large and impressive Sabino opalescent glass bowl, engraved mark to the base. Diameter 29 cm

Large glass Sabino opalescent charger, with rosewood stand. 44.5 cm

Sabino opaline glass dragonfly figure etched 'Sabino France' to the base. Height 15 cm

Sabino, France rare Art Deco teal glass vase geometric form, signed to base 'Sabino, France', height 23 cm. Provenance: Orlando Brown Collection, Mosman

French opalescent glass bowl Sabino style, marched France to base, 30.2 cm diameter, 7.3 cm high

4 Art Deco Sabino glass panels, c.1930's, manufactured France. Moulded clear glass with later metal frames. Depicting various scenes including Diana the huntress, 14.5 x 32 cm

Sabino, Libellule, opalescent glass car mascot, etched in script 'Sabino France'. Height 15 cm

A Sabino glass elephant group, circa 1930, inscribed 'Sabino, Paris' to the base 19 cm high

An opalescent glass night light on a chrome base by Marius Sabino, circa 1930, signed Sabino France cast as a classical maiden with a wing-like cape behind set upon a triangular base within a chrome stepped support, the support incised Sabino Paris made in

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