Pair of cut crystal glass ewers with star designs and foliated scrolls, with filigree gold metal applications.
The filigree technique dates back to the time of the Etruscans. It consists of thin gold or silver (or gold and pure silver) metal threads, twisted or not, welded on a metal plate, or between them, and leaving gaps and empty spaces: this produces an embroidery effect.
Examples of this technique can be found in Hellenistic, African, Oceanic or Amerindian art.
France, end of the 19th century. ,probably for the Turkish market
11 000 €