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Item Details
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Culture
France, Paris, 19th century
Title
Centerpiece
Work Type
Glass
Date
c. 1880
Material
glass with gilt metal mounts
Measurements
Overall: 13.3 x 48 x 28.2 cm (5 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 11 1/8 in.)
Description
The retail firm of Escalier de Cristal seems not to have directly manufactured the wares they sold, but they exercised design control and sometimes brought together craftspeople of various talents and training to execute their stylish goods. Eugène Rousseau was not himself a craftsman, but he acted as a sort of editor, and glass and ceramics were made under his supervision. The glass of this bowl, with its cast relief decoration and colored inclusions, is of a kind associated with Rousseau. It is known that much of his glass was actually made by the firm of Appert Frères. In terms of style, this Centerpiece reflects the interest in things Japanese, which was an important element in the luxury goods made around 1880. The swimming fish and the naturalistic details of the gilt metal pinecones and twigs tied with string suggest this Asian source of inspiration.
on underside of glass: Escalier de Cristal. Paris
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Decorative Arts
Department: Decorative Art and Design
Gallery: 221 19th Century Decorative Arts
Provenance: [H. Blairman & Sons Ltd., London]
Bequest of John L. Severance (by exchange)
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2001.36_full.tif
SSID
24621563

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