The swirling twisted art glass you see in this 19th century miniature urn or pitcher, is by Clichy. Clichy glass, highly sought after in France, has that distinctive coloration and swirled look, almost always, and was prized in 19th century and is now. I have tried to show it well in our photos. It is just a beautiful piece! Brilliant high gold ormolu makes up the mount and base, very ornate. Would have once had a stopper, either glass or metal. A lovely old treasure for your vanity or for a rather sophisticated French art glass collector's vitrine. Use or display, it's a show-stopper!
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, though it misses the old original stopper. One can have another one cut to fit perfectly, should you wait out the glass restoration worker's rather long delays (up to 3 months here). And it displays elegantly, with that hint of pink against the high gold of the mounts. Dore bronze, not just a pressed brass. This would likely have had another matching ewer originally, as they were usually created in pairs. We have just the one. The measurements are noted on the photos. It is 8.25" tall, and the widest part of it is about 2.25", matching width of the base. Metalwork is magnificent on this piece, well suited to the Clichy glass in elegance. This one is most likely c.1820-40.
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