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Author Topic: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?  (Read 6206 times)

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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2012, 09:11:32 PM »
irrelevant to this topic Ivo but I'd love to see pics of your grape vase when you are able to photograph it, is it the same colours ?  also something that roused my curiosity, the 'Bambous' vase next to it is nicely photographed on a dark background to show of the gilding but it also shows the very bad water staining.  Is that a rare vase do you know?  In another book I have I noticed a chipped vase in a museum collection.
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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2012, 04:15:35 AM »
The stance and bill remind me of a wren. We have a musical wren in the southeast US -- the Carolina wren. It is a little bird with a huge voice and an equally huge personally. I wake up every morning to their song. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Wren

And here is a French wren: http://yvon.toupin.oiseaux.net/eurasian.wren.2.html.
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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2012, 06:52:27 AM »
irrelevant to this topic Ivo but I'd love to see pics of your grape vase when you are able to photograph it, is it the same colours ?  also something that roused my curiosity, the 'Bambous' vase next to it is nicely photographed on a dark background to show of the gilding but it also shows the very bad water staining.  Is that a rare vase do you know?  In another book I have I noticed a chipped vase in a museum collection.
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For photographs of the grape vase see new topic.

I don't think glass with the sig "A 'Escalier de Cristal"  is very common. "In the glass staircase" was a furniture shop who commissioned glass decoration pieces. Cappa seems to think it is executed by Baccarat - I'm less sure.  I seem to remember they sourced a lot of luxury glass from Sèvres - often gold engraved.



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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2012, 11:46:03 AM »
Thanks Ivo, you jogged my memory I recalled reading something about the Crystal Staircase.  I've just been and had another read ... Freres Pannier took it over shortly after 1874 and had a workshop there as well, apparently getting their glass from the Freres Appert and decorating it in house for sale in the shop, if I've read correctly (Art of French Glass - Bloch-Dermant page46) - apparently the pieces had a diamond point signature of "Pannier-Escalier de Cristal".  Presumably they sold pieces from others as well.
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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2012, 11:31:49 PM »
Ivo, I couldn't think where I'd seen this info before but tonight I came across it again.
This listing has a picture of a signed Eugene Rousseau vase that  is also in Cappa with very similar enamelling.  They attribute their Blue vase to Eugene Rousseau rather than Baccarat.  Possibly Baccarat made the glass, Rousseau did the enamelling

http://www.rubylane.com/item/623546-5021/Eugene-Rousseau-Blue-Clair-de

Unfortunately it is too difficult to tell from your photo how close the design is, but you may be able to having it to hand.
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Re: warbler, shrike or cuckoo?
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2012, 06:51:59 AM »
Fascinating! The item itself is in storage but I've made a good note of it.


 

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