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A pair of Cut Glass and Gilt Bronze Vases with wide tops and intricate, gold-colored swan-shaped handles. Each vase sits on a gold-colored pedestal base with detailed carvings and patterns. The glass features a diamond-cut design on the lower half. Nicholas Wells Antiques

Charles X Vases

Decorative pair of gilt bronze and cut lead crystal glass vases, possibly crafted by Baccarat, showcase the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that characterized the finest decorative arts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These vases are a testament to the skill and artistry of the craftsmen who created them, combining the beauty of cut lead crystal with the elegance of gilt bronze mounts.

The vases feature finely chased and gilt swan neck handles, which add a graceful and fluid element to the design. The swan neck handles are a classic motif in decorative arts, often associated with the neoclassical style that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The gilt bronze mounts are meticulously crafted, with intricate detailing that showcases the skill of the artisans who created them.

The vases are raised on stepped bases, which feature classical leaf ornament. This ornamental detail is another hallmark of the neoclassical style, which drew inspiration from the art and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. The stepped bases provide a stable and elegant foundation for the vases, while the leaf ornament adds a touch of refined sophistication.

The bodies of the vases are made of diamond cut glass, a technique that involves cutting a series of intersecting lines into the surface of the glass to create a faceted, diamond-like pattern. This technique requires great skill and precision, as each cut must be carefully placed to create a symmetrical and visually striking design. The diamond cut glass catches the light beautifully, refracting it in a dazzling display of brilliance and sparkle.

The necks and rims of the vases feature facet cuts, another technique that involves cutting flat planes into the surface of the glass to create a geometric pattern. The facet cuts on the necks and rims of these vases are particularly fine and precise, showcasing the skill of the glassmakers who created them. The gilt mounts on the necks and rims add a touch of opulence and refinement, perfectly complementing the cut glass and gilt bronze elements of the design.

The vases are possibly the work of Baccarat, a renowned French glassmaking company that has been producing fine crystal since 1764. Baccarat is known for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship, and has created glassware for royalty and aristocrats around the world. The company’s pieces are highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs of fine decorative arts.

Overall, this decorative pair of gilt bronze and cut lead crystal glass vases is a stunning example of the finest craftsmanship and artistry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The combination of cut glass, gilt bronze mounts, and classical ornamental details creates a piece that is both visually striking and refined, showcasing the skill and creativity of the artisans who created it. Whether displayed in a grand manor house or a modern home, these vases are sure to be a focal point and a treasured addition to any collection of fine decorative arts.

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PAIR OF CHARLES X CUT GLASS AND GILT BRONZE VASES

Pair of Cut Glass and Gilt Bronze Vases

Stock Number: 15087

Decorative pair of gilt bronze and cut lead crystal glass vases, mounted with finely chased and gilt swan neck handles and raised on stepped bases with classical leaf ornament, the diamond cut glass bodies with facet cut necks and rims with gilt mounts.
Possibly Baccarat
  • Height: 27 cm (10.6 inches)
  • Diameter: 19 cm (7.5 inches)

£4,750

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  • Height: 27 cm (10.6 inches)
  • Diameter: 19 cm (7.5 inches)

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