Style Other / Ref.13034
BACCARAT (attr.to), Crystal liqueur cabinet set in gilded bronze, End of the 19th century
Width: 15'' ¾ 40cm
Height: 12'' ¼ 31cm
Depth: 12'' ¼ 31cm
This precious little liqueur cabinet of bronze and frosted crystal was made at the end of the 19th century by the Baccarat crystal glass-making factory. It contains a set of glasses and vials also made out of frosted crystal, and adorned with a transparent, Greek key frieze.
Set in Lorraine, the Baccarat crystal-making factory is one of the most famous in her field. First a simple glass factory founded in 1764 by Louis-Joseph de Montmorency-Laval, Bishop of Metz, it became a crystal-making factory in 1816. The aesthetic as well as technical quality of the production made it famous. Baccarat was awarded several gold medal during the exhibitions in the Salons, and received a gold medal a the 1855 Parisian World’s Fair.
This liqueur cabinet, in conformity with the opulence of the Napoleon III-style, is characterized by the material’s richness and the eclecticism of the decoration. The gilded bronze setting is shaped like bamboo stalks, while vine leaves, echoing to the object’s destination, adorn the round feet. The joints and the covert are inspired by the Louis XV-style : rococo curves and plants scrolls are interlaced. The bronze ornaments are really delicate and sophisticated, in particular on the leave’s veins or in the bamboo nodes.
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