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Art Glass14110 of 22015Late Art Nouveau tango glass vase with silver enamellingRindskopf Iridescent Pulled Feather vase, c. 1905
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    Posted 7 years ago

    kivatinitz
    (293 items)

    All this objects were made in France by Portieux or Vallérysthal of the Vosges zone that iniciated their production in 1721 later they fussed in only one company at about 1880. The term opaline de foire, means cheap opaque glass. There are two sugar pots that are of pressed glass, they are very haeavy. The vase and the bottle are light because they were mold blown, the broken pontils was polished in the bottle but not in the vase (third picture). The original words for this type of glass were demi-cristal, here in Argentine semicristal. You can find a lot of information in French http://opaline.defoire.pagesperso-orange.fr/opale/index.htm
    The sugar bowl in form of artichoke is in the 1906 catalogue, the blue one in the 1908 catalogue. We bought yesterday this sugar bowl for 10 u$ in a new shop in the fleet market.
    The bottle is a bit iridescent and it is Baccarat.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      The colours - so lovely!
      I particularly love your artichoke!
    2. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 7 years ago
      Thanks Racer4four, it was the first we bought
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Wonderful collection Kivatinitz :)... the celadon green is unusual to me as I only see the blue, pink, and white most of the time.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      I knew I had come across Portieux glass before in my research Kivatinitz . I checked my old posts and found this. Wasn't sure back then, but now I'm pretty sure this piece is by them as well. :)

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/108320-delicate-shell-pink-opaline-glass-epergn?in=collection-1869
    5. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      I missed these yet love them all, but particularly the lidded bowl on scroll feet.
    6. martika martika, 6 years ago
      They are all gorgeous.
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      thanks Mikel sklo and martika for the comments

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