Posted 3 years ago
Ernest-Baptiste LÉVEILLÉ and François-Eugène ROUSSEAU pieces are sort after and rare and I have tried to get a good piece at a good price (increasingly difficult these days) that reflects key attributes seen in their pieces. And I would like to think that I have found one here. Although I would welcome any and all comments from members with an alternative attribution. Whether this is or is not a Leveille/Rouseau it remains a wonderful piece of art glass.
This piece has a honey coloured base glass which is finely crackled. It has bright gold inclusions and includes the use of fine subtle blue, red and white swirling powders. It also has some externally applied gold to the rim and body. It has a deeply polished pontil and distinct, excellent age related wear to the base. All good pointers I would think to the maker being LR.
Stands 5" (12cm) high and has a maximum with of 6" (15cm). Bought for just €40.00 ($50)