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Carnival Glass made in Argentina
Back in 1882 there was not even one company that produced glass jars in the country, and the importation terms were guided by extremely high standards, making it impossible to achieve to small and medium conserve producers and many other industries in need of these sort of containers. There had been small and medium glass items producers who had gone bankruptcy, leaving many warehouses abandoned including all the machinery left behind. It was Leon Rigolleau the man of the hour. He bought all those warehouses including the machines and leftovers, and began to produce glass jars in a location nearby downtown BA. The company was christened La Nacional- the National-. Soon they expanded as Mr. Rigolleau's nephew Gastón Fourvel Rigolleau enters the business. The foremost important decision taken by the Rigolleau family, a turning point within the national glass industry, was to bring from France and Belgium specialized glass artisans to work with them . In 1908 Cristalerias Rigolleau SA relocates in Berazategui, preserving the downtown building as headquarter offices. It was then when a gifted Belgium artisan arrived to Argentina to work at Rigolleau. Mr J.L. Humier was Rigolleau's Artisan in chief. This was a family craft, so soon, several members of the Humier family were to be running the day to day work at Rigolleau. Rigolleau soon became South America's most important crystal making company, and one of the world's greatest. At the same time Rigolleau's prestige grew all over the world, the company began to grow in terms of quantity production, and to industrialize and mechanize more and more the productive process. However, unlike the general trend, Rigolleau preserved an Artistic Section of fully hand crafted high quality, great design items. Many of these items were taken to world wide museums for their innovative design and precious technique. So if you are interested in Art or Antiques, and you are thinking of travelling to Argentina Chile or Uruguay please feel free to email me…….. Please feel free to contact Bob Frassinetti: For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to see all topics on Art, Antiques and Travel Information for Buenos Aires & Argentina:Everything on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob_Frassinetti or you can also chat with me thru Yahoo, press here: Yahoo Contact Find me on MySpace and be my friend! Or Phone: +54 911 6965 1955 or in B's A's: 15 6965 1955 ) Invest in Argentina Real Estate an uprunning opportunity with a Future Read The Buenos Aires Art Dealer a e-zine magazine on Art, Antiques & Collectibles from Argentina. The Buenos Aires ArtDealer, Argentina.