3 Vessels

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Object Name: 
3 Vessels
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.3.10
Dimensions: 
See Individual Records
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1750
Primary Description: 
Opalescent white non-lead glass; blown, enameled. (Aa) Inverted baluster form, with short, tapered neck; rounded shoulders, waisted neck, flared and rounded foot; polychrome enameled elaborate wavy borders at top and bottom; enameled blue oval shield bearing three yellow-and-red fleurs-de-lis, scrolled yellow-and-red frame; crown above; medal, consisting of a blue- rimmed white cross with central dove, and with four fleurs-de- lis in the corners, suspended from a red ribbon tying two palm fronds together, flanking the shield; the remainder of the sides filled with elaborate foliate scrolls; bottom with conical kick and rough pontil mark. (Ab) Double-domed form, with folded rim and tapering brim; enameled wavy borders, dashes on rim, and elaborate foliate scrolls; applied elaborate multi-tiered finial with trailed pincered looping, enameled yellow, blue, red, and green; tiered triple-knopped finial above; small rough pontil mark inside. (Ba, Ca) Baluster form, with flared rim, waisted neck, bulbous base; polychrome enameled decoration, with wavy and straight bands on the neck; oval blue shield containing three yellow-and-red fleurs-de-lis, with yellow-and-red petal frame, on the side; the remainder of the sides filled with foliate scrolls; short, straight stem; conical foot with folded rim; small pontil mark. (Bb, Cb) Stopper of globular form with long, hollow tube; the sides of the globular tops with elaborate polychrome-enameled foliate scrollwork.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Le Comte-Ullmann, Source
1964
Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Curiosite du Monde
Venue(s)
Musee des Arts Decoratifs 1954 through 1954
Bernard Perrot et les verreries royales du Duche d'Orleans (1989) illustrated, pp. 81, 113 (cat. no. 47); BIB# 33764
Le Verre dans Tous ses Reflets (1973-06) pp. 36-41, p. 39 left;
Chefs-d'Oeuvre de la Curiosite du Monde (1954) pl. 153, cat. #388;