Pair of French opaline glass pineapple vases

£950

The vases in this pair are crafted from lustrous blue and white opaline glass in the form of pineapples, their bodies featuring elegant and tactile decorative mouldings.

 

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Description

The beautiful vases in this pair are crafted from opaline glass, a type of opaque or semi-translucent glass that became enormously popular in France during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s. The present vases are crafted from opaline glass of two colours: a lustrous milky white, and a vibrant bleu celeste (or sky blue) blue. Each vase features a white opaline glass bulbous body moulded with raised knobs in imitation of a pineapple, and each is surmounted by a blue glass neck, which flares into an undulating, curvy rim. Each delicate vase is raised atop a circular foot. The vases would look best elegantly holding single floral sprays.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Material
Opaline Glass
Colour
Blue, White

Dimensions

Height
14.5 cm / 5.5 inches
Diameter
9 cm / 3.5 inches

Reference:
16761f

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