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A Hand-Painted Opaline Vase by Baccarat

A Hand-Painted Opaline Vase by Baccarat

Dimensions: H: 20 in / 50 cm  |  Dia: 7 in / 18 cm

PRICE: £10,500

17575

A finely hand painted and gilt opaline vase by Clementine Caillaux
The glass by Baccarat

- This vase is signed by the artist Clementine Caillaux and dated February 12, 1894

- The body of the vase is painted with polychrome scenes depicting putti in a flowery meadow

- A great example of the renowned craftsmanship of Baccarat which was founded in 1764 to produce the finest crystal glassware.

The glass vase of baluster shape with a flared neck, the base and collar elivened with gilt deocartion, while the body is painted with striking polichrome scenes of putti among a flowery meadow. Signed "C. Cailaux" and inscribed "12 Fevrier 1894" on the underside.
French, dated 1894

Cristalleries de Baccarat takes its name from the town of Baccarat,  where it was founded in 1764 by royal permission of Louis XV,  in the midst of the forests of Lorraine, rich of wood necessary to burn in the kilns and to achieve high temperatures; by the early 19th century the production of the finest crystal was achieved, in various shapes and sizes to the most desired fashionable requirements - from elaborately decorated stemware to chandeliers, vases and the great ormolu mounted decorative pieces of the second half of the XIX century,  exported all over the world - and still today arguably the finest glass on the market.

REF No. 10116

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