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    early 19th century engraved and cut glass with friendship all?gory

    An exceptional engraved and cut glass on flared foot depicting on one side a circular temple on four Corinthian column with the inscription: " For friendship ". Because of its circular shape, it calls back the temple of Vesta from Roman Forum. In the center, a fire pot maintaining the flame of love an friendship rests on a temple flanked by plants. On the other side, a woman knelt down, dressed "à l'antique" writes on the trunk of a tree the initials "R Z" belonging probably to the person who will receive the glass. Behind her, a seated dog, a symbol of loyalty.

    During the 1800-1830s, the birth and the development of the glass engraving are at the origin of a new fact: the cut-crystal and engraved glass offered in special occasions becomes luxury object. It is decorated with symbolic subjects or motives inspired for the XVIIth, XVIIth centuries or 1800s print.

    Bibliography: Fernando Montes de Oca, L’âge d’or du verre en France 1800-1830. Verreries de l’Empire et de la Restauration, Levallois-Perret, F.M., 2001, pp. 103-104, 111.

    Circa :1800
    Dim: W: 3 in - D: 3in - H: 4,3in.
    Dim: L:7,5cm, P:7,5cm, H:11cm.

    Price: SOLD

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