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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    A FRENCH 'JAPONISME' SILVERED-BRONZE-MOUNTED CUT AND ENGRAVED CRYSTAL VASE

    BY BACCARAT, PARIS, CIRCA 1875

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    A FRENCH 'JAPONISME' SILVERED-BRONZE-MOUNTED CUT AND ENGRAVED CRYSTAL VASE
    BY BACCARAT, PARIS, CIRCA 1875
    The baluster vase decorated with cherry blossoms and a swallow feeding her young, raised on pinecone feet, the underside stamped with the Baccarat cachet, the foot of the vase numbered '2'
    12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high


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    Lots 176-178 belong to a series engraved and cut-crystal of works first introduced by Baccarat at the Exposition universelle of 1867. Developed by Baccarat's best craftsmen, the technique of cutting and wheel-engraving crystal (taille-gravure or intaglio) was often reserved for exceptional works in the japonisme style. A pair of taille-gravure vases, possibly lot 177, appeared on the catalogue cover for award-winning works shown at Expositions universelles of 1867 and 1878 (M. Lerch, D. Morel et. al., Baccarat: la légende du cristal, Exhibition catalogue, 15 October 2014 – 4 January 2015, Paris, p. 52).