VERY RARE MARBLED MARMORIERTES SÈVRES AGATE GLASS EMPIRE VASE JARDINIERE ORMOLU GILT FREDERICK EGERMANN. AN EXCEPTIONAL PERIOD PIECE, FOR THE SERIOUS ART GLASS CONNOISSEUR. BY: SÈVRES, ALFRED LANDIER & FILS, CRISTALLERIES DE SÈVRES, 1900. THIS RARE EMPIRE MARBLED GLASS VASE / BOX MEASURES APPROX.3" X 3" X 3. MADE BY SÈVRES, OF FRANCE, CIRCA 1850'S. IT SITS IN AN ORMOLU / GILT BRASS, FOOTED MOUNT, FEATURING TWO GRECIAN / MYTHOLOGIC WOMEN / GODDESSES, KNEELING IN FRONT OF AN ALTER FIRE. THE DELICATE WORKMANSHIP IS DETAILED AND EXCELLENT. ONE METAL FOOT IS SLIGHTLY BENT OUTWARD. THE METAL MOUNT CAN BE REMOVED, SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO HAVE IT BENT BACK INTO PLACE. I CHOSE TO LEAVE IT AS IS WHILE THIS WAS IN MY ART GLASS COLLECTION. THE GLASS IS SMOOTH, AND HAS NO CHIPS OR CRACKS. THIS TYPE OF GLASS HAS THE FEEL AND LOOK OF PATE DE VERRE,'PASTE GLASS', PLUS BEAUTIFUL STRIATIONS AND COLORS THROUGHOUT.
A REMNANT OF THE SÈVRES MARK IS ON IT'S BASE. It's made from a type of glass known as Lithyalin. Imitating precious hardstones such as agate, the marbled and striated Lithyalin was developed in Czechoslovakia by arch-glassmaker Frederick Egermann in the late 1820s.
He patented it in 1828, and produced it until the 1840s. It proved popular at the time, and his competitors produced many imitations which continued to be produced on a diminishing scale into the late 19thC. Due to the way the molten glass was mixed, the striations or marbling on each piece are completely unique... It was made at the historic.
Glassworks, whose origins date back to 1686. 3 DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON MY EXAMINATION OF EVERY PIECE I SELL AND ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS AN ART GLASS AND ANTIQUE COLLECTOR FOR OVER 35 YEARS. 4 PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, AND REVIEW THE PHOTOS FOR DESCRIPTION. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases".The seller is "mystuff305" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.