French Grey Opaline Glass Vase with Hand Painted Flowers Liberty Style


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Delightful and refined vase in gray opaline glass; the gray color in the opaline glass is very difficult to achieve, because, unlike white, the opacifying substances must be balanced with the glass in an absolutely perfect way; The shape of the vase was obtained by blowing, then while the body was still hot was applied the round base of compact opaline glass, then everything was left to cool for several hours; Subsequently a skilled painter-artist using white enamel and little yellow, has painted by hand with meticulous care and in relief graceful leaves and delicate flowers, then finishing the edge of the vase with gold paint, at this point, the object was put back in the oven to vitrify the enamel of the decorations, the craftsman has created a special object and unique. It was made in Art Nouveau style in France between 1930 and 1932 in an artisan workshop in Wimmenau, in the Vosges region, a territory made famous by the important glassworks present in the area (Saint-Louis, Lalique, etc). The vase also has a wonderful surprise in store for us: when illuminated, it takes on coloration and transparency completely different from the original! By changing the intensity and angle of the light yourself, you can enhance the charm and beauty of this unusual and extraordinary object. The opaline is slightly translucent glass, opacified with phosphates and chlorides of sodium and calcium with the addition of tin and talcum oxides, thus obtaining various shades of colors from pastel to milk-white; opaline glass is much less dense and opaque than milky glass (very similar to porcelain); the opaline in the strict sense is a French product that was born at the end of the 18th century - beginning of the 19th century in imitation of the Murano and German semi-opaque glasses of the seventeenth century and which has its moment of maximum splendor from 1820 to 1870 thanks to the achievements of the French factories ( Baccarat, Saint Louis and Choisy-le-Roy); from 800 onwards, the opaline spread all over the world with the handicraft production of everyday objects. France, from ancient times to modern times, is recognized as a producer of the best quality opaline glass. The vase is in excellent condition. Measures diameter 10 cm, height 30 cm. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €340,00

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Place of origin:
Art Nouveau
Dimensions (cm):
30H x 10DI
Dimensions (inch):
11,81H x 3,94DI
Creator / Artist:
Opaline glass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The vase is in excellent condition.
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