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Georges Clairin - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Armand Point - Peacock Casket
Camille Alaphilippe - Woman with Monkey
Aristide  Maillol - Seated female nude with her left hand on her head. Study for The Mediterranean
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse - The Struggle for Life vase
Léon  Lhermitte - Les Halles
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
Jean Carriès - My Portrait
Emile Gallé - Two-handled vase
Georges-Henri Lemaire - Silence or Immortality
Charles-Alexandre Giron - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne
Paul Sérusier - Tricoteuse au bas rose
Pierre-Auguste  Renoir - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières
Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
Pierre Bonnard - Conversation à Arcachon
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat - Dish : The judgment of Paris
Joseph-Marius Avy  - Bal blanc
Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
Maurice Denis - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec
Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dagger : algues
 Baccarat Factory - Vase à décor de cactus
Emile Gallé - Commode, Le Sang d'Arménie
 Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory - Round dish. Rousseau dinner service
Félix  Vallotton - Femme au bouquet
Emmanuel Frémiet - Le pélican gastronome
George Desvallières - Portrait de Mademoiselle Yvonne Robiquet
Léonard Agathon - Deux esquisses pour le Jeu de l'Echarpe

Greek revival vase

Baccarat Crystal
(founded in 1764)
Double crystal etched with hydrofluoric acid, gold highlights
42 x 24 cm

This amphora-shaped vase without handles clearly illustrates the virtuosity of Baccarat thanks to the new acid engraving procedure recently developed by the chemist Kessler.
The bacchanalia patterns (Bacchus in a chariot pulled by two tigers on one side, Ariadne (?) in a carriage drawn by two horses on the other) stand out in pink on a white background in the style of an antique cameo. Between the main subjects is a frieze of palmettes and scrolls providing a beautiful decorative effect.
In the 19th century, Baccarat Crystal was the leading glass producer in France. Despite competition from foreign firms, it won the grand medal of honour at the Universal Expositions in 1855 and 1867. Commentators at the Exposition in 1867 even considered French crystal to be superior to English crystal “in terms of the diversity of products, variety and good taste of the shapes”.

The acquisition of this vase, other copies of which exist at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, in blue crystal on a white background, completes the Petit Palais’ collection of glass works, which includes many items from the Art Nouveau period but few from the previous period, with the exception of a pitcher of Bracquemond’s “Water Glass”.

Inventory number: 
Inventory number : PPO03792
Acquisition details : Purchase, 2010
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