Marcel-Andre Bouraine (French 1886-1948)
Born in Pontoise (Seine-et Oise), he studied under
Jean-Alexndre-Joseph Falguiere (1881 - 1900), who had reintroduced and
emphasized realism in nineteenth-century sculpture. Bouraine was
captured in Germany during the First World War, and interned in
Switzerland. In 1922, he exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries. The
following year he began to exhibit at the Salon d'Autommne. He
executed small-scale sculptures for several French firms, including
Susse Freres, Etling, Max Le Verrier and Austria's Arthur
Goldscheider, often exhibiting with the latter's La Stele and
L'Evolution groups. In 1928 Gabriell Argy-rousseau (1885- 1953)
commissioned a number of figurines from Bouraine, mostly female nudes,
but also a fountain and an illuminated group, all of which were
executed in colored, translucent pate de verre. He executed two major
commissions for the 1937 Paris International Exhibition.
La Societe Anonyme Edmond Etling was founded after the First World War
in Paris. Edmund Etling was a retailer who commissioned art works in
bronze, ceramics, and glass (mostly from French artists). The glass
pieces were usually made for Etling at the Choisy-le-Roi glassworks.
Their entire ouput was produced during the Art Deco period as the
company did not survive the second world war.