Mounted Vase with Marsh Landscape

Object Name: 
Mounted Vase with Marsh Landscape

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Object Name: 
Mounted Vase with Marsh Landscape
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 36 cm; Base Diam: 18.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1880
Web Description: 
Escalier de Cristal (The Crystal Staircase) was a Parisian establishment well known for its production of ornamental objects and furniture in bronze-mounted lead crystal. In its atelier, the firm made enameled and wheel-engraved glasses with animal and Japanese-inspired motifs. Carved rock crystal from the Far East was fashionable in Paris in the late 19th century, and Japanese-style mounted vases, such as this one, were probably created to imitate it. This vase may have been designed for the Escalier de Cristal by the Pannier Frères in Paris, or by someone associated with the glass designer Eugène Rousseau (1827–1891).
Historical Design Inc., Source
Scratched inside of all four feet
Escalier de Cristal / Paris
on bottom
Primary Description: 
a) Colorless glass; mold-blown, cut; b) bronze, gilded. a) Slightly tilted cylindrical shape above bulbous ring atop low cylinder which fits into circular four footed Japanese inspired base. Vase decorated with four frolicking frogs and vegetation and snake in stylized tree.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 211, fig. 36; BIB# AI53002
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2000 (2001) illustrated, p. 13, left; BIB# AI98331