Opal crystal cup pink hydrangea, also called "pigeon throat".
This subtle shade was obtained by adding gold salts.
The glassmaker made this precipitate by dissolving gold and tin.
The excess of tin develops a purplish hue that associated with pink really gives the pink m'outrant of the hydrangea.
The cup is mounted on a base in chased and knurled gilt bronze decorated with three intertwined dolphins.
The base is highlighted by a frieze of water leaves.
Height : 11 cm
Diameter : 11,5 cm
French work between 1810 and 1820
13 000 €