François-Emile Décorchemont (1880 – 1971)

Décorchemont came from a family of artists, his father was a sculptor. He worked as a master ceramic and glass artist.

He developed using lead crystal pastes of glass rather than traditional soda lime glass. He is the grandfather of Antoine and Ètienne Leperlier who carried on the family tradition of working with pâte de verre.

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