This is a beautiful unique vase. This is a Clichy Appert vase dated from the turn of the century. The multicolor Clichy vase features a yellow, pink, white, and burgundy "spatter-paint" design encased in clear glass, and gold flecks speckle throughout. The clear glass layer is textured with a basket-weave pattern. The neck of the vase is smooth while the rim is fluted and ruffled and the base has a ruffle gathering.
Major 19th century glass manufacturer in Paris. Adrien and Leon Appert were innovators. They were innovative and technically adept. They were known to consult for Galle amongst others. One of the great French glassworks, Clichy was founded in 1837. Clichy works became well known when the company exhibited its colored and overlaid glass at the French Exposition of Industrial Products in 1844. By 1846, the glassworks had relocated to Clichy-la-Garenne in Paris. That same year, it probably began its production of the paperweights for which it remains best known today. The company's reputation for color and for paperweights and other smaller decorative objects allowed it to prosper throughout the Depression of 1848. At the 1849 Exposition, the company showed its non-leaded glass that was lighter and clearer than other companies' glass. Clichy produced glass until 1885, when it merged with Cristallerie de Sevres.
Cased glass is a glass piece that has two or more layers of different colors. The inner or outer layers of this glass can also be clear. It can be created in a number of ways. One method involves blowing a new color inside of a piece that has already been created. Another process entails layering different colored glasses over each other. In each technique, the multiple layers of glass are fused and blown out together to form the cased glass. One of the earliest examples of cased glass is the Portland Vase, which dates to the end of the first century B.C. or the beginning of the first century. A renewed interest in and use of cased glass began in Bohemia in 1804 and continued in France in 1825. Shortly thereafter, Britain's glassblowers followed suit and began casing glass in 1844.
This vase measures 5.75" W x 9.5" T w/ 5" Top D 3.5" Base. It is in perfect condition. As expected for hand blown pieces, the base has a very little wobble.
Item ID: A-GL-CL-0102-ITT
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