Offered by Franck Baptiste Paris
16th to 19th century furniture and works of art
Rare pair of cobalt blue crystal vases from the Montcenis crystal factory* mounted on bronze.
The vases in the shape of balusters are finely cut in twists.
The mount, in finely chased bronze and gilded with mercury, consists of a Greek base decorated with scrapers, a neck decorated with drapery and chains simulating mantling, and a stopper with pine cones on one side and a torch flange on the other.
Perfect state of conservation.
Work of a marchand mercier, Paris Louis the XVIth period around 1780.
Height : 28,5 cm
Our opinion :
The pair of reversible torches that we present has rare deep blue glasses.
The large size of the vases, the cut crystals and the perfect condition with the presence of the original stoppers, are all assets that will delight the most demanding collectors.
*The Montcenis crystal factory was founded in Sèvres in 1781, then the royal treasury bought the Duke of Orleans' estate for Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1784.
The establishment of Mr. Lambert and Mr. Boyer was then named the Queen's Crystal and Enamel Factory.
In 1787, 60 people remained at the crystal factory but following a decision of the Council of State the Crystal Factory was transferred to Le Creusot, near Montcenis, in Burgundy.