EUGÈNE MICHEL (fl. 1867-1910)
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EUGÈNE MICHEL (fl. 1867-1910)

RARE 'NEPTUNE ET AMPHYTRITE' VASE, CIRCA 1895

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EUGÈNE MICHEL (fl. 1867-1910)
RARE 'NEPTUNE ET AMPHYTRITE' VASE, CIRCA 1895
crystal, wheel-carved in intaglio
10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high
underside engraved E. Michel

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Lot Essay

Similar example illustrated:
V. Arwas, Glass - Art Nouveau and Art Deco, London, 1987, p. 225.

Eugène Michel was a master glass-engraver of the highest order who, without employing colour, was able to decorate the surface of a vase with drama and refinement. He favoured simple forms influenced by the Far East as is evident in the present example - its compressed form with twin-handles mounted on the shoulders. The subject matter here was taken from Greek and Roman mythology and depicts Neptune with his wife Amphitrite.


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