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Item:303138168883Description A superb and rare antique 19th century French 14 piece liquor service. The set features hand blown glass in a stunning green color with elegant form and fluting. Encased in sumptuous neoclassical / Empire style gilt bronze mounts. The intricate decoration comprising of finely detailed appliques depicting dancing women or nymphs in flowing Grecian gowns. Each portrayed with floral garlands or clusters of grapes/berries, allegories for abundance and spring. Further decorated with intricate reticulated borders patterned as oak leaves and acorns. Comprising of a decanter carafe, 12 cordial shot glasses and a footed tray. The decanter features a ruffled rim, terminating to slender neck and flared body. Polished pontil to the base. Topped by a solid crystal cut faceted stopper. The stopper with an engraved number corresponding to a matching number on the decanter, indicating it is original. Lovely tulip form shaping to the cordial glasses. The tray plateau is of thick cut glass with fluted border. Supported on a superb quality gilt bronze stand, decorated with exquisite handles stylized with palmettes; resting on four scrolled feet; further embellished with elaborate medallion cartouches comprising of fruit filled cornucopias, topped by a swan and flanked by winged hippocampus (mythological fish-tailed horses). The glass tray is removable from the stand. Likely this liquor service was made by the French cristallerie Baccarat. Beginning in 1860, Baccarat marked their pieces with a circular paper label bearing their logo, which often times got lost, removed or washed away. It was not until 1936 that Baccarat replaced their traditional paper labels with a permanent acid-etched logo on their pieces. In overall good antique condition. No chips or cracks to the decanter or cordials. There is a chip to the edge of the tray. Decanter measures 8" tall x 3 1/8" wide. Cordial cups are 2" tall x 1 3/8" diameter opening. The tray measures 16" from handle to handle, 8" wide x 2 1/8" height. About Us Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. Feel free to contact us with any questions and postage inquiries prior to purchase. Shipping Shipping worldwide. Combined shipping is available where possible for multiple purchases. We do not charge a handling fee nor for materials.Primary Material:Glass
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Antique French Empire Gilt Bronze Ormolu Glass Liquor Service Decanter, Cordial