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    Posted 5 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (233 items)

    This is quite possibly one of my favorite Baccarat vases; it just arrived today, and I really need to find a perfect place to display it. The entire vase has a wonderful sense of movement to it, which I just love. The three swallows are swooping around the vase, and the watercolor-like rust orange and yellow enamel accentuates their movement with its lines.

    I just finished teaching a group of 5 and 6 year-olds about Renoir last week at a school art event, and about the sense of movement you get from his impressionistic paintings; it struck me as soon as I saw this vase that it really epitomizes this technique.

    It is a heavy vase of opaline glass, set in an ormolu base; the bottom of the glass is finely ground and numbered in rusty red. It measures just over 8 1/2" tall x 5 1/2" in diameter. (The seller kindly allowed me to use their photographs - thank you!)

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is a wonder Michelle.
      The swooping swallows are fantastic in their evening sky, yet grounded by the subtle vegetation near the base.
      Masterful! Congratulations.
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 5 years ago
      well its delicate artistic fantastic & yours Michelle
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      I just love the contrast of the little blue flowers to the red sky. A beautiful object!
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      This is beautiful, Michelle. The artist has captured the swooping flight of the swallow perfectly, on a delicate background that lets the swallows shine.
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much, Karen - I am really happy you like it. I like the drama of the scene, too! :)
    6. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Malkey - I do see it as an art piece as well. :)
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Bob, thanks so much - aren't the blue flowers just the little touch it needed? :)
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thank you, sklo - the movement in this piece is what drew me in - I just love it! :)
    9. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Just beautiful..love the colours used on this and the swallow... we have them nesting around here at the moment...love them!...Merry Christmas Michelle....:-)
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much, inky - I wish you a very merry Christmas, too!!
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Wow Michelle... the decoration on this is stellar! Beautiful color, and as you said, great movement!
    12. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much, Rick. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family! :)
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Thanks Michelle, and the same to you and yours :-)
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Michelle Happy New Year to you and your families, 2017 bring you Joy, Love, Prosperity and Health.
      Thank you all your support for the last 2 year, kindly appreciated.

      Regards
      Alan
    15. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Happy New Year to you and your family as well, Alan! I look forward to your posts in 2017 - happy hunting! :) All the best, Michelle

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