Elegant French art glass carafe and glasses set, with the original glass tray, in a most divine color of electric blue. Rare to find a complete set like this, the thick impasto enamels were kiln fired onto the glass surface. Each piece of glass was hand painted by an accomplished artist, with floral motifs and the most charming birds so popular in the Napoleon III era.A luxury addition to your collection, to serve an aperitif before dinner, or a small glass of dessert wine.
Can't you see this opulent set on your table now? These sets with the larger decanters are rarer to find than their smaller counterparts. The decanter has gorgeous ornamentation all around, each glass features two different birds, the tray has only the remnants of gilt edging and a center ornamentation, that it is present is a miracle in itself. I could not determine who, exactly, made this, sets like this were made by Legras and other well known makers of art glass in Europe. In fine condition for the age, with wear to the gilt as shown, this set has been used and loved for generations, please only purchase this if you love the patina of time.
- Measures: tray 11~1/4" diamter , carafe: 14", glasses: 5~1/4" h.