Degue was the mark used by the Cristalleries de Compiegne (Glassworks of Compiegne), set up in Compiegne, a town about 50 km north of Paris. The business was established by David Guéron (1892 – 1950). to produce tableware and other functional glass, but after the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris the company began producing art glass. In order to promote the "Degue" name the company also set up a showroom and glassworks in Paris. The art glass range included vases, paper weights, bowls, lightshades, chandeliers, table lamps, shades. The company was involved in litigation for six years with Société Anonyme des Verreries Schneider, who produced glass under the "Le Verre Francais" name, accused of copying their designs, and when the case was settled in 1932, both companies were financially exhausted The company was further weakened by the general strikes in 1936 occasioned by the election of the Popular Front in May 1936, and it ceased production. The business was officially closed in 1939 at the beginning of World War II.
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A chrome and glass Art Deco hanging light, circa 1920's, by Degue, the chromed body set with foliate plaque above four supports with a lower square body set with tubular rose decorated moulded glass lights by Degue. Height 85 cm
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