One of my favorite things about dining out in France is the wine and water service brought to the table, always with a carafe of one's own to refill my water glass as I'm ready. And a carafe of wine brought to the table, as well. This is a feature we like to enjoy at home, and I believe you will, as well. So we've brought in numerous of the smaller (and full-sized) carafes from France, hoping you'll enjoy the tradition, too.
Here is a fabulous carafe for a duet, or service for 2 at table. The carafe is in hand made glass, (mouth blown) and might well be Legras, though it is unsigned. The heavy mid-sized carafe is fabulous on table with your cobalt blue raised gold plates, by the way, and is a sure-to-please accoutrement for a romantic dinner for two. Holds about 4 full wine servings, so perfect for a meal for two or even more if you're light on wine. The handle and base, which is ruffled as you can see, are in clear glass. The bulbous body of the carafe is adorned in the thick impasto hot enamel, to create a wonderful bas relief of stylized floral branch. This is work typical by a few of the noted 19th century glass makers, including but not limited to Legras. The carafe might have had a stopper initially, though there are no scrape marks that usually go along with a stopper's use in the interior neck. The piece is wonderful - without damage. Napoleon III era, c. 1870 or so.
Very good to excellent condition, not a chip or crack or flaw to note. The glass is hand made (mouth blown) and hand enameled. A work of artistry for your enjoyment, whether a dining table decanter, or just brought out with a couple of wine glasses for an evening's respite. Enjoy!
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