THE STORY OF JEAN HARTWIG. FRANCE

Since  XVII ème   Copyright  HARTWIG FAMILLY    Hartwig 

         Art and Tradition

  

WE Have the distinct pleasure to introduce Crystal Creations by Jean Hartwig. Born in Baccarat, France, capital of the crystal in europe, Jean Hartwig is Finalist National of France and recipient of gold medals for his outstanding workmanship. He founded his glass studio in 1967  wenn he are 18 years old.His creations are executed entirely by hand in his'atelier' in the heart of France near the Loire river( the valley of the kings).Proof of this lies in this artisan's signature ON EACH PIECE,following a family tradition of over 300 years.

             
rares pictures from my father Joseph HARTWIG, and the place (transylvania) where he worked . (photos 1920 - 1935).
 THE FAMILY HAS HIS ORIGIN  IN THE DEEP FOREST OF BOHEMIA . BUT IN THE GLASSWORKER TRADITION , ALL THE MEMBERS  TRAVEL ARROUND EUROPE : czechoslovakia, austria, germany AND FINALY JUST AFTHER THE SECOND WAR, FOR ESCAPE FROM THE COMMUNISM OPPRESSION AND ON request of  Baccarat GENERAL manager, TO SETTLE IN FRANCE.
 ONE ANCESTOR  J.P HARTWIG AND his FIVE SONS ,  Make in live ONE OF THE FIRST US  GLASSWORK
IN  ( 1751 ) GERMANTOWN ( MARYLAND)  WIth EUROPEAN glassblowers  TRADITION
 " EXEMPTED FROM IMPRESSES AND ALL MILITARY DUTY"

IN FRANCE ,THE HARTWIG FAMILY HAS WORKED IN ALL THE GREATEST'S CRYSTAL FACTORIES LIKE : BACCARAT, DAUM, SEVRES, ROYALES DE CHAMPAGNE, SCHNEIDER  ETC...

MY FATHER (CENTER) AND THE  CRYSTAL CUTTER'S  TEAM  AT THE CRISTALLERIES  DE  BACCARAT  1951

TODAY ,since over 30 years,JEAN HARTWIG, benjamin of the family  TO CONTINUE
THE glass  art TRADITION.

Out of his"atelier" are created the most magnificent of crystal gems.they will become heirlooms of out time-a personal treasure to be handed down through the years.Remember, Jean Hartwig is not art industry,but,an atelier of artistry,the master of which works simply with the best computer available  in the world : the human brain connected with the best robots that are developed today : two hands that works with the greatest software : ART AND talent.
In each piece signed jean Hartwig, you retrieve the true beauty, fixed for ever into the crystal .ALL ITEMS ARE REALISED IN FULL LEAD CRYSTAL :

Today Jean Hartwig to continue the fine art of crystal cameos in the old french  GLASS ART tradition. Rare and beautyfull. The must for PPW collectors.
All gems are signed.Very limited editions and sommetimes uniques pieces garanted the futur value of his BEAUTYFULL'S gems.

AN OLD PROVERB IN USE IN BACCARAT DEFINE EXACTLY THE LEAD CRYSTAL :
THE KING OF THE GLASS OR THE GLASS OF THE KING'S . THIS  IS THE MUST IN HAND MADE cutted GLASS ART.


JEAN HARTWIG at working

Today Jean Hartwig Awarded and recognized  crystal glass artist continue the  fine cameo art
in very limited editions .

We will thank you for the visit on our site, further for the supporting of this very old, but magnificent hight tec art.




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