This vase made of colourless crystal and decorated with cactuses engraved using acid is a beautiful example of the Art Nouveau style adopted by Baccarat for some of the pieces that were displayed at the International Exhibition in Nancy in 1909.

The vase reflects the research work initiated by Émile Gallé, the Daum brothers and Eugène Michel, all artists who are very well represented in the Petit Palais collections.

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City of Paris municipal collection's website

City of Paris municipal collection's website

The collections portal can be used to search the collections of Paris’s 14 municipal museums (approximately 336,000 works, including 43,000 belonging to the Petit Palais).

It is also possible to download around 12,000 images of the museum’s works free of charge.

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Extern databases

Discover a selection of databases online presenting works from the Petit Palais or documents concerning the history of the museum.