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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1258391
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$325
A classic Baccarat cut crystal perfume bottle in a cranberry-cut-to-clear cane pattern. While several American and European companies cut this pattern, the stopper of this bottle is a known Baccarat design. It appeared in a Baccarat pattern book under the name “Stella.” The stopper has a blown teardrop in the interior and is accented with a star pattern at the top. Baccarat products were marked only with a paper label until logo until around 1930.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: very good; a 1/16" nick on the edge of the shoulder just above the cane cutting and a 1/4" flake on the lower portion of the stopper where it fits into the bottle. Dimensions: 6-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #1234157
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$395.00
A classic Baccarat cut crystal perfume bottle in a blue-cut-to-clear cane pattern. While several American and European companies cut this pattern, the stopper of this bottle is a known Baccarat design. It appeared in a Baccarat pattern book under the name “Stella.” The stopper has a blown teardrop in the interior and is accented with a star pattern at the top. Baccarat products were marked only with a paper label until logo until around 1930.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: very good; a few very minor nicks along the bottom edge (obscured by the design). Size: 4-15/16” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #1214519
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$995.00
A lovely art glass cabinet vase with cameo decoration in the “Thistle” pattern by Daum. The glass has elegant mottled coloring with dark peach and amber. The rim and foot are enhanced with gilt edging. The bottom of the base is signed in gilt script and bears the cross of Lorraine. This example is finely carved and makes very nice use of the layers of color.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, very minor wear the gilding along the foot and rim. Size: 4-5/8” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1837 VR item #1214496
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$650.00
A lovely antique crystal plaque by Baccarat encasing a sulphide or "cameo incrustation" of the "Madonna and Child". This particular sulphide is one of the two known depictions of Mary and Jesus used by Baccarat during the classic period of paperweight production. It is a large version and shows Mary supported by a swirling cloud of angels. The back of the plaque is cut in a waffle pattern and the edges are finished in with curved gadroons. A footed cross with the same sulphide subject and gadrooned cutting can be seen in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass. The crystal is completely free of inclusions. The plaque retains its original bronze mounting and jump ring.

Origin: France, ca. 1825. Condition: excellent; no chips or cracks; original mountings except the bail has been replaced with a wire (not visible from the front or when hanging). Dimensions: 2-15/16" x 3-11/16" (excluding mountings).

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #1159085
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$595.00
An elegant Art Nouveau glass vase decorated with enameled poppies. The blossoms are worked in shades of cream, yellow, rose and violet, while the foliage is stained a reddish-purple and highlighted with complex lacy gilding. The upper rim is decorated with a band of stained and gilt flowers, as well. The vase is blown in pillar form with an optic paneled design. The workmanship is very fine. Unsigned, but definitely made by Mont Joye (also know as Verreries Saint-Denis and Legras).

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no cracks, no enamel or gilding wear. Size: 9-1/4”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1157315
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$795.00
An unusually fine Baccarat pansy glass paperweight from the Dupont era. The blossom is nicely worked with deep purple upper petals and mustardy-yellow lowers. The flower is centered with a complex cane star rods encircling a red and white bull's-eye rod. The flower is accented with ten finely-veined leaves in an unusually bright green color and a well-formed bud. The concave base is finished with a 16-rayed star that visually extends all the way to the periphery when viewed through the dome. The glass has excellent color and clarity from the top; a slightly sugary appearance from the side. Altogether, this is the finest example of a Dupont Baccarat pansy we've seen--on par with a pansy from the Classic period. The dome is quite high and has a couple of moons that are only visible from the side. There is very little scratching on the dome surface (very much less visible than that crossing the purple petals in the photos).

Origin: France, ca. 1930. Condition: see description. Size: 3" diameter.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #926966
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$495.00
An elegant Art Nouveau glass vase decorated with enameled poppies. The blossoms are worked in shades of cream, yellow, rose and violet, while the foliage is stained a reddish-purple and highlighted with a complex, lacy pattern of gilding. The upper rim of the vase is decorated with a band of stained and gilt flowers, as well. The vase is blown in pillar form with an optic paneled design. The workmanship is very fine. Unsigned, but almost certainly the product of Mont Joye (also known as Verreries Saint-Denis or Legras).

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no cracks, no enamel or gilding wear, a 1/32" flake at the upper rim. Size: 8".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1910 item #926755
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A beautiful silver-mounted enameled cameo glass lady’s perfume bottle/liquor flask. The glass bottle has expertly enameled ribbon and floral decoration in shades of rose, blue and green, with gilt highlights. The background has the etched “snowflake” texture often seen in pieces by Baccarat. The pattern is repeated in the finely worked silver cap and cup by Parisian silversmith Eugene Lefebvre (active 1896-1910). The silver mounts are first standard (i.e., purer than sterling silver).

Bottles such as this, though certainly usable for perfume, were more frequently used to carry around a secret stash of liquor. The silver mounting at the bottom could be removed to serve as a small cup. Rather than using a lower-class flask, a lady could easily place a substantial amount of brandy in her purse for her emergency needs! Fully hallmarked.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips, a small ding on the bottom edge of the silver cup visible only upon close inspection. Size: 5-5/8” long.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #788006
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$495.00
An elegant Art Deco panel-cut crystal perfume bottle, the shoulder adorned with a band of cameo etched floral decoration in green. The style of the decoration is very geometric and provides a handsome contrast with the simple panel cutting. The lip of the bottle is overlaid in green glass to match the decorative band. The bottom is cut in a 24-ray star and the stopper is lapidary cut. The quality of the glass and workmanship suggest Baccarat as a possible maker.

Origin: France, ca. 1920. Size: 6-1/4”.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #666236
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$350.00
A very good jasper ground glass paperweight by St. Louis. The sole decoration is the pink and white jasper cushion which completely fills the dome. The glass is heavy and nicely clear. The polished concave bottom has relatively wide basal ring.

Origin: France, ca. 1850. Condition: excellent, a surface nick on one side about 1/2" above the base and a tiny fleabite about two-thirds up the side of the crown. Size: 2-3/4" diameter; 1-3/4" high.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #564328
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$1200.00
A marvelous and very rare Victorian patchbox, the body carved from a single piece of ivory and the cut crystal lid enclosing a cameo incrustation (“sulphide”) depicting a pansy. A ribbon tied around the flower’s stem reads “a moi”. This is a clever play on words. The French word for pansy is “pensé”, which is very nearly the same word used to mean “thought”. So, when combined with the words on the ribbon, the sulphide expresses the sentiment “Thoughts of me”. This is one of the most interesting pieces we’ve seen using the sentimental Victorian language of flowers. The gilt silver fittings are stamped with Portuguese hallmarks, but the sulphide lid is most definitely French—almost certainly by Baccarat.

Origin: France and Portugal, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, a very small line in the ivory at the side, superb patina. Size: 2-1/4” diameter.

PLEASE NOTE: This item cannot be shipped outside the United States.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #538381
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$495.00
A beautiful powder jar of colorless crystal cased in rose crystal, cameo cut and then etched. The delicate pattern of wild roses stands out in rose against the frosty etched background. The design is beautifully worked. The bottom has a large concaved polished pontil. Several examples of this coloring and technique, although in different floral patterns, appears in Curtis’ exhaustive book, “Baccarat”.

Origin: France, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks. Size: 3-5/16” diameter; 2-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #535517
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$495.00
A gorgeous Napoleon III white opaline glass baluster-form vase with an everted apple green opaline rim and an applied molded green opaline foot with knopped and ribbed decoration. The overall design is very pleasing and the color contrast is stunning. The quality is comparable to Baccarat, although the vase was probably made at a competing cristallerie.

Origin: France, ca. 1860. Condition: excellent, all original, no cracks or chips. Size: 10-1/2” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #522576
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$470.00
A wonderful cut opaline glass egg-shaped perfume caddy by Baccarat. The hinged lid opens to reveal an area that would have been used to store a plain stoppered bottle of perfume. The milky white translucent glass contrasts beautifully with the rich gild bronze acanthus leaf mountings. The crystal is cut simply with vertical parallel ribs. The glass has the fiery shots or orangey-red typical of opaline glass made by Baccarat. The bottom retains a fragment of an original paper label and a partial acid-etched signature “France”.

Origin: France, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original, gilding intact. Size: 4-1/4” tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #85664
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$525.00
Stunning cut Bohemian glass powder jar with top-notch polychrome enameling. The lid is decorated with a wonderful scene of an 18th century gentleman surrounded by bowers of flowers. The sides of the jar are decorated with a wreath of flowers and acanthus leaves. The sides are cut in a St-Louis diamond pattern. The rims of both the jar and the lid are gilt. The bottom of the jar is cut with oval printies alternating with mitres. Unsigned, but definitely the work of Lobmeyr.

Origin: Bohemia, circa 1890. Condition: excellent, no chips or cracks, no missing enamel, only the most minimal wear to gilding (less than 5%). Size: 3-1/2" diam., 2-5/8" tall.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #84243
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$250.00
Terrific glass paperweight, probably by Baccarat. The bottom of the weight has a beautiful intaglio engraving of a dog. The periphery of the crown is decorated with molded pillars similar to Baccarat's "Swirl" pattern of the late 19th century. The 6/1 printie pattern cut into the top of the crown multiplies the pattern nicely. The glass is of the finest quality, bright and heavy. Although I've not seen this weight definitely identified as a Baccarat product, all the clues add up to a fairly firm attribution. Similar weights, although of much lesser quality, were made by New England Glass Company and Gillinder.

Origin: probably France, circa 1880. Condition: excellent, a few tiny roughnesses along the edges of some of the side printies and along the basal rim. Size: 3-1/8" diam., 1-3/4" high.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #23495
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$175.00
Stunning single-vase epergne in blue opaline glass. The deeply ruffled edges of the trumpet vase contrasts with the gentler ruffle of the lower bowl. The coloring is particularly nice.

Origin: probably France, possibly England, c. 1840. Condition: the very bottom of the trumpet is broken off, but when the trumpet is in place, the break is below the juncture with the lower bowl and no problems are visible (there is a remote possibility that this damage was in the making); otherwise excellent. Size: 8-3/4" tall; 7" diam.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1900 item #19143
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$175.00
Stunning 2nd Empire pink opaline glass chalice with gilt and enamel decoration. The outside surface has a matte finish except along the lip, the foot rim and the knop rim, each of which is decorated with gilt lines. The primary decoration, however, fills nearly the entire surface with built-up layers of gilding accented with black enamel. The base has a slightly concave polished pontil.

Origin: France, possibly Baccarat, ca. 1840. Condition: glass has three tiny flakes (1 is 1/8"; 2 are 1/16") flakes on the inside edge of the top rim; the primary decoration is completely intact, gilt lines along rims show 20% wear. Size: 6" tall.