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The vases are etched on opposing sides with classical figures and anthemion decoration bordered by Greek-key and leaf-tip banding, heightened in gilt. The blocked out background of the motifs, the half-tone effects and the satin finish represent the most refined and elaborate of etching techniques.
For the 1867 Exposition Universelle, Baccarat prepared a series of vases based on the cult of Bacchus, using neo-classical figurative motifs inspired by antique bas-reliefs and the Borghesi vase in the Louvre. The vases were made from opaline glass cased in cobalt blue or amber, a process whereby two layers of differently coloured crystal were overlaid then etched or cut to reveal the design. Also included in this series was a related punch bowl cased with blue crystal now in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, and a pair of similar cameo vases with amber etchings, illustrated by Jean-Louis Curtis, in his book 'Baccarat', p.246.
|Height||25.00 cm||(9.84 inches)|
|Width||31.00 cm||(12.20 inches)|
|Depth||24.00 cm||(9.45 inches)|