19th Century French Antique White Opaline Vase from Bergdorf Goodman
Here is an amazing very rare tall 20 1/2 inch vase. Starting from the bottom going upward it has curves that are very desirable. This vase is all hand blown from France. As you can see from the pictures , the top has a 7 inch open where large flowers could be used if desired. The piece has nice gold bands around the bottom and the top of the piece. I have never seen one this large before. Its truly beautiful. This piece was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman's for 3,200. Bergdorf Goodman is a very luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was found in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf.
This piece is called Opaline Glass, hand blown, and not signed.
The term "opaline" in current times refers to many forms of opaque and colored glass. In France the term opaline is used to refer to multiple types of glass and not specifically antique colored crystal or semi-crystal. The idea that the term opaline is strictly antique French crystal is incorrect. For instance when shopping in France you may see a piece of American slag glass for sale labeled opaline in reference to the color of glass and not the age, origin or content of the glass.
Opaline glass is also a decorative style of glass made in France from 1800 to the 1890s, though it reached its peak of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s and 1860s. The glass is opaque. or slightly translucent. in white. The glass has a high lead content which defined it as "demi-crystal" or semi-crystal. The primary influences on this style of glass were 16th century Venetian milk glass, and English white glass produced in 18th century Bristol.
The popularity of Opaline glass began during the reign of Napoleon. ,
All opaline glass is hand-blown and has a rough or polished pontil on the bottom. There are no seams and no machine engraving. This piece of opaline glass is decorated with gilding. Real opaline glass was produced only in France.Most all opaline glass is not branded or signed. This piece was purchased at Bergdorf Goodman's for 3,200. Bergdorf Goodman is a very luxury goods department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was found in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf.
WIDTH: 8 in | HEIGHT: 20 in | DEPTH: 8 in
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