Antique opaline overlay drinks service by Baccarat

By Baccarat (French, founded 1764)

£9,500

Crafted from beautiful overlay opaline glass of a rich ruby colour, this Baccarat drinks service is a superb example of the celebrated French firm’s work.

 

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Description

This superb five-piece drinks service by Baccarat was produced during the period of Napoleon III. The service is comprised of a trefoil shaped tray, a bowl and cover, a small flask and cover, a decanter with stopper, and a glass. The ruby-coloured opaline glass is overlaid with parcel gilt white ground, which is profusely painted with a host of birds and vibrantly coloured floral sprays amidst circular and pointed trefoil windows, revealing the dark glass beneath. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, and the delicacy of the painted vignettes of birds and flowers is remarkable.

Tray: Height 3.5cm, width 33cm, depth 22cm
Decanter: Height 19.5cm, diameter 12cm

Details

Artist / Maker
By Baccarat (French, founded 1764)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1860
Period
19th Century
Style
Birds / Ornithology, Floral, Napoleon III
Material
Glass
Colour
Multi-coloured, Red, White

Dimensions

Height
3.5 cm / 1.2 inches
Width
33 cm / 13 inches
Depth
22 cm / 8.7 inches

Reference:
12452

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