This is massive, and has such subtle decorations you really have to study it to take it all in. A fabulous diamond shaped Baccarat masterpiece of hand enameling. Dates to the 19th century and is in the Japonisme style so prevalent during mid Victorian times......even in France. Super heavy.....i mean like a brick....and measures about 11 1/4" tall, 8 1/2" at widest and 5 3/4" thick.....not to mention the glass is super thick itself. No chips, cracks or repairs. Other than some rubbing to the gilt along the top rim this is stellar in quality and condition. Very hard to photograph as the glass is hand cut and polished with such a sheen and angle it reflects some light from most angles. The artist on this was a master. Very finely painted panel that is blacked out except for the carp(I think), with a duck in flight here or there. The opposite side features frogs in fronds within a pond. At first I thought this was a super early Galle piece, but the form and distinct style gave this away as Baccarat. Imagine it in a heavy gilt bronze mount! This grabs the eye and holds it once you take notice. It is very subtle and then the detailing starts to stand out. Diamond shaped base with small polished oval pontil. A true masterpiece that I would consider for a top quality gilt bronze mount or frame. About 150 years old. When you first handle this, it will grab you back!
Antique Baccarat Hand Painted Enamel Japonisme Frogs Fish Glass Vase