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Pair of White Opaline Crystal Vases by Jean-Baptiste Desvignes

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Pair of white Opaline vases decorated with gilded Gothic arcades and medieval figures playing music or dancing. Each vase rests on a square gilt bronze base decorated with foliage. This delicate decoration was produced by the Jean-Baptiste Desvignes studio. To paint on Opaline crystal and glass, Jean-Baptiste Desvignes (1786-1826) used only vegetable-based colors that he affixed to the Opaline crystal. The gilding dominated, using forms of linear palmettes, flowers and garland patterns. Desvignes decorated in Gothic style as well as created small, illustrative scenes inspired by the fables of La Fontaine. The sets by Jean-Baptiste Desvignes ran from 1820 until approximately 1826. Afterward, his wife and his two collaborators, Vincent and Blancheron, continued using the same formulas and motifs to decorate opal that came primarily, it seems, from the Brecy crystal manufacturer, founded in 1827. Bibliography: Y. Amic, L’opaline francaise au XIXeme siècle, Paris, Gründ, 1952. Edith Mannoni, Opalines, Paris, Ch. Massin, s. d., p. 31. circa :1820 Dimensions: W 4.7 in - D 4.7 in - H 11.2 in. Dimensions: L 12 cm, P 12 cm, H 28.5 cm.

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.23 in. x Dm 4.73 in.H 28.5 cm x Dm 12 cm
  • Diameter
    4.73 in. (12 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    2075
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU2065311963401
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