The Chalet Maple leaf

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The Chalet Maple leaf

Post  marcolet on Mon May 26, 2014 12:57 pm




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amazing leaf

Post  deborah on Mon May 26, 2014 4:18 pm

Hi everyone,

When I first saw this piece - I did not know it was signed and told "Marcolet" that it wasn't the Expo Leaf and in fact, it wasn't even Chalet. Well, it may not be the 1967 piece but it sure is Chalet - just gorgeous!

One of the most frequent ids I get asked to make is of leaf shaped pieces. In the past, I have always said either Lorraine or Mosaic. Have to add the possibility of Chalet to that now - this is a piece that if not signed or stickered, we will never know for sure who the maker was as so similar and so few have any id. This is obviously the first and only Chalet piece of this style I have ever seen, have seen only 1 stickered Mosaic and never a stickered Lorraine but I know for sure they did them via a colleague who has access to their catalogues and production pictures. He was shocked to see the Mosaic piece as felt that only Lorraine had made this style.

Perhaps this was an early artist's sample for the 1967 design? A "one of a kind" that an artist made for themselves? Maybe the Mosaic and Lorraine pieces were very popular and Chalet was thinking of competing with a similar design? Given that Maestro Gatto worked at both Lorraine and Mosaic perhaps he did this? another fun Chalet mystery!

Here is the stickered Mosaic leaf. I have posted it before but needs to be here as well for comparison.



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Expo67 leaf

Post  marcolet on Mon May 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Hi Deborah, could you post an Expo67 maple leaf, also for comparison, Thanks

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Re: The Chalet Maple leaf

Post  deborah on Mon May 26, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi again,

Sure - good idea.

And just a add to what I wrote earlier. The main difference that I see between the Mosaic and the Chalet piece is ribs in the Mosiac and pulls in the Chalet. All the other pieces that I have ever seen have had the ribs. I think the colour combo really distracted me from noticing that this Chalet piece had a much different base. Obviously narrower as well but that can differ from piece to piece.

Here's the Expo leaf:





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The dimensions

Post  marcolet on Mon May 26, 2014 7:16 pm

I received an e-mail asking for the dimemsions, so I thought I would post them, Its a large piece actualy, 14.25" in length, 12.5" wide (tip to tip) and is 7" in height, Im not sure what the expo67 piece is.
Its a three tone, green, yellow and an orange/brown.
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