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St. Louis Enameled Opaline Peony Vases, c. 1880

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    Posted 4 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (256 items)

    I fell in love with this pair of vases the moment I saw them. The beautiful enamel work of a single-petaled peony on each vase, in a mirrored pair, was just so beautifully done. The flowers and leaves are accented with gold, and the entire surface of each vase has a beautiful iridescent sheen to it. At first look, they appeared to me to have been made by Baccarat; however, this shape, and the iridescent surface of the vases, I have only ever seen in pieces made by St. Louis. Additionally, the vases are also signed on the bottom! They are heavy for their size, as is typical of this type of French opaline glass; they measure 8" (20.3cm) tall.

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    Comments

    1. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      They are beautiful, Michelle, with fine enameling and a look of sheer opulence!
    2. Ivonne Ivonne, 4 years ago
      What a great arist's work!
    3. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Peggy! I love your description of them; the iridescence and use of gold highlights really does add to a rich look on these. :)
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Ivonne - I agree!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      A beautiful mirrored pair Michelle.
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Scott, thank you so much! :)
    8. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Karen - I am glad you like them! :)
    9. inky inky, 4 years ago
      I love these Michelle...the pink and white of the flower and the green leaves look fabulous against that wonderful brown ‘metallic’ look background..:-)
    10. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, inky!! :)
    11. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      fabilus sumptuous ever so pretty and a pair to
      thanks ever so much for sharing michelle
      back to the berlovely nurses patients doctors psychologist domestics ect lady receptionists psychiartic nurse & hey dude
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    12. Project_Harrach Project_Harrach, 4 years ago
      Beautiful pair!! Amazing their signed, that's great!
    13. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, Brian!
    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Mackey! I am so glad you like them!
    15. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      wonderful the most
    16. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 4 years ago
      Thank you, kivatinitz!

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