• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 311

    A BROCARD GILT AND ENAMELLED GREEN GLASS FOOTED BOWL

    PARIS, FRANCE, CIRCA 1870-1880

    Price Realised  

    A BROCARD GILT AND ENAMELLED GREEN GLASS FOOTED BOWL
    PARIS, FRANCE, CIRCA 1870-1880
    Of flaring form rising from a short flat foot, the main register decorated with foliate arabesques on blue and white ground between large circular medallions with geometric interlace, with bands of meandering vines above and below, signed "Brocard" under the foot
    13 1/8in. (33.3cm.) diam.


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    Philippe-Joseph Brocard first established himself as a restorer of glass, an occupation which enabled him to approach in detail the various techniques used in glassmaking. His first exhibition of enamelled glass, presented at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867, was a success. Brocard continued to exhibit at international fairs and won a first prize at the Exposition universelle in Paris in 1878.

    He was the first to revive this technique of large glass vessels with enamelled surface decoration copying Mamluk originals. Its popularity meant that he was copied in Paris by other artists, including Emile Gall who developed the style further.

    A footed green glass bowl from the same series was sold in these Rooms, 6 October 2009, 292.

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