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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Baccarat Ribbed and Cut Lead Crystal Glass Casket with Superb Ormolu Mounts"
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The lid surmounted by an ormolu hand holding an entwined serpent anthemion repeat detail to the rim mounts, the escutcheon with scrolled acanthus.
The whole set upon four ormolu lions paw feet
Size: 23cm high, 18cm wide, 13.5cm deep – 9 ins high, 7 ins wide, 5¼ ins deep
Little Rissington House, Little Rissington Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
It is from this period that these fine examples of ormolu mounted lead crystal come from. Baccarat specialised in the luxury glass market and went on to become one of the most important European producers of pressed and diamond cut lead glass both for the table and for ornament.