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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1889 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Appert Frères (manufacturer)
    Ernest-Baptiste Leveillé glass workshop (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved glass, wheel-cut, with gold and coloured inclusions, crackled

  • Museum number:

    76-1890

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 29, shelf 1

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1889 (made)

Artist/maker

Appert Frères (manufacturer)
Ernest-Baptiste Leveillé glass workshop (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Carved glass, wheel-cut, with gold and coloured inclusions, crackled

Dimensions

Height: 16.0 cm, Width: 16.0 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Vase, France (Paris), made probably by Appert Frères, Clichy, for Ernest-Baptiste Léveillé glass workshop and shop in Paris, 1889

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Arwas,V; Art N - Art deco, Leveille and Rousseau; Paris, Musée d'Orsay: Catalogue sommaire...., p189..

Labels and date

Ernest-Baptiste Léveillé had a glass and ceramic-selling business at 74 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris. He was a member of the Paris 'art-glass' fraternity and a pupil (later partner) of Eugène Rousseau who owned a similar shop at 43 rue Coquillière. In 1885, Léveillé took over Rousseau's workshop, retaining Eugène Michel and Alphonse Georges Reyen as chief designers and decorators. This vase, shown at the international exhibition, Paris, 1889, is in mottled and splashed glass imitating agates, with the additional conceit of an applied and cut 'crystal' as though emerging naturally from the form. []
VASE

76-1890

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This vase was shown at the Paris 1889 Exhibition, and then purchased from Lèveillè who was a pupil and then partner Eugène Rousseau, the founder of the French art-glass movement. He used Rousseau's technique of crackled glass metallic oxides and gold leaf inclusions, to very similar effect. Here Lèveillè has indulged in the additional conceit of an applied and cut 'crystal' of glass, as though emerging naturally from the form. [1987-2006]

Materials

Crackle glass; Cut glass

Techniques

Cutting (glassworking)

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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