Posted 5 years ago
I recently acquired this vase by Ernest-Baptiste Léveillé, circa 1885. Leveille worked in Paris and was a pupil (later partner) of Eugène Rousseau, one of the Art Nouveau movement's founders. It has smoke colored glass and internally decorated with mottled inclusions of dark burgundy, brown and off white. The exterior is decorated in a Japanesque style, hand painted, gilt overlay of leaves, birds with some enameling thrown in. It's a large and heavy piece measuring 12 x 9 x 7. As always, thanks for looking!