RARE SULPHIDE PORTRAIT VASE
Crystal vase, mold-blown, of baluster shape on a round base, cut with two rows of festoons, fillets and flat ribs, center ornate with a rectangular cut panel enclosing a sulphide portrait representing the left profiles of the young son of the duke and duchess of Berry, dressed in uniform of Royal Guard cuirassier.
A very few marks of use.
Attributed to the Baccarat crystal glassworks, circa 1830.
Notes: The shaped items are very rare for the sulphides, which are commonly included in medallions, glasses, or more rarely in carafes, boxes or paperweights. This small vase, or big pot, seems unique, in its shape and also in its ornamentation – the sulphides of the duke of Bordeaux are not numerous in the art market –, which make us think that it was made probably for the Royal family. We know that the Duchess of Berry owned similar items like a pair of carafes with the same sulphide of his son.
Height : 16 cm.