A Splendid pair of crystal Vases
Height : 60 cm (23.6 in.) ; Diameter : 24 cm (9 1/2 in.)
A rare pair of amphora-shaped covered vases made of faceted ovoid cut-crystal and adorned with a bronze mount. Each topped with a pierced cover surmounted by a finial; flanked by scrolled handles finishing in doe feet, and joining abundant blossoming floral garlands. Rests on a circular foliate-cast base .
The famous crystal manufacture of Baccarat, dates back to the 18th Century, was awarded its first medal in 1823, during the « Exposition des Produits de l’Industrie » for the « brilliance and the sharpness of its crystal » and became then the most renowned French cristallerie. Baccarat was undoubtedly the only French manufacture, that exhibited steadily and magnificently its products at the various Universal Exhibitions, and especially between 1855 and 1867. In all reports one can read about the « perfection of the material and of its cut ».