Magnificent Blue and White French Opaline Flower Vase with Swirl Decoration. And 8.75" diameter at widest point, 6.5" at base. COLLECT FRENCH OPALINE LIKE HELENA RUBENSTEIN!
Although the term "opaline" in current times refers to many forms of opaque and colored glass shown here is Antique French Opaline. French Opaline has a unique look, very different from "milk glass" which is more opaque.
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Is also a decorative style of. From 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s. Or slightly translucent, and can appear either white or brightly colored in shades of green, blue, pink, black, lavender and yellow. The glass has a high lead content which defined it as "demi-crystal" or semi-crystal.
Many different pieces were produced in opaline glass, including vases, bowls, cups, coupes, decanters, perfume bottles, boxes, clocks and other implements. The popularity of Opaline glass began during the reign of Napoleon. Cities involved in the production included.As well as various locations in England. All opaline glass is hand-blown and has a rough or polished pontil on the bottom. There are no seams and no machine engraving. Many pieces of opaline glass are decorated with gilding. Some with handpainted flowers or birds. Several have bronze ormolu mounts, rims, hinges or holders.
Real opaline glass was produced only in France. In the 20th century Italy produced a similar glass and called it opaline veritable. Most all opaline glass is not branded or signed.
Source: Wikipedia and Les Opalines by Edith Mannoni. Feel free to contact me with questions or offers. The item "Antique French Blue and White Opaline Flower Shaped Vase" is in sale since Wednesday, January 31, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\French\Other French Art Glass". The seller is "tripoleee2008" and is located in Dallas, Texas.
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