FRANÇOIS-EUGÈNE ROUSSEAU, (1827 - 1890), AND/OR ERNEST-BAPTIST LÉVEILLÉ, (1841 - 1913). FRENCH ART NOUVEAU GLASS VASE ANTIQUE ORMOLU BAMBOO MOUNT JAPONISME 1880. I BELIEVE THIS VASE IS BY EUGÈNE ROUSSEAU AND/OR LÉVEILLÉ POST 1886, AFTER HE ACQUIRED THE HOUSE OF E. THIS PETIT ANTIQUE GLASS VASE, SITS IN A PATINATED, GILT METAL'BAMBOO' FRAME / BASE, IT'S HANDLES PINCHING INTO THE DIMPLED SIDES OF THE VASE, FLARING OUT AT THE TOP SIDES AND COMING BACK TO ENCIRCLE THE NECK, IN AN ASIAN STYLE CALLED JAPONISME, (JAPONISANTE, JAPONESQUE) OF THE LATE 1800'S. THE GLASS HAS THAT BEAUTIFUL, UNMISTAKABLE, BLUE-VIOLET TINT OF VERY OLD GLASS, SPECIFICALLY, OF THE GLASS THAT EUGÈNE ROUSSEAU OFTEN PRODUCED IN HIS MANY CYLINDRICAL GLASS VASES FOR BACCARAT.
THIS PIECE ALSO HAS A SUBTLE, IRIDESCENT OPALINE / RAINBOW SHEEN THAT IS LOVELY. MUCH OF THE ENAMELING IS WORN OFF, SAVE FOR A FEW RED FLOWERS AND THE GREEN LEAVES OF A BAMBOO STALK... A POPULAR SUBJECT MATTER AT THE TIME, BEFITTING THE THEME OF'JAPONISM'. THE TOP IS STILL NICELY GILDED.THE VASE ITSELF MEASURES APPROX. 3 HIGH, AND WITH THE STAND, IT IS 4' HIGH, FROM THE FEET, TO THE TOP OF THE HANDLE.
THE MOUNT IS NOT REMOVABLE. BELOW IS A SHORT BIO ON EUGÈNE ROUSSEAU, WITH A MENTION OF ERNEST-BAPTISTE LÉVILLÉ, AS THEY WORKED TOGETHER TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF ROUSSEAU'S LIFE. I WILL BE LISTING SEVERAL PIECES BY LÉVEILLÉ AS WELL. Around 1867, he devotes himself to glass and appealed to the talents of Eugène Michel to engrave a range of glassware. He pays particular attention to the innovative techniques of his contemporaries and asks Marc-Louis Solon, then decorator at the Sèvres Manufactory, to produce so-called "paste-on-paste" works that Solon will sign under the pseudonym « Milès ».
In 1867, while he was interested in Japanese motifs, Eugène Rousseau asks Félix Bracquemond to create a porcelain service which will be exhibited at the World's Fair in Paris, where for the first time a European artist directly copies a Japanese artist, reproducing animal figures from the Hokusai's Manga. The two hundred pieces are made by the Manufacture Lebeuf, Milliet et Cie located in Creil and Montereau. Following the success of this service, the Japanese aesthetic will influence Rousseau's production.In 1884, he was the first to display crackled glass at the Central Union of Decorative Arts, made after a Venetian technique from the 16th century. His Japanese glassworks produced with the probable help of the brothers Appert in Clichy, will appear in 1874 in Paris at the Fourth Exhibition of the Central Union of Fine Arts Applied to Industry. Member of the Central Union of Decorative Arts since its creation in 1862, he received the cross of the Legion of Honor. At the end of his career, he partnered with Ernest Leveillé, who was also his student.
Leveillé will continue the work of Eugène Rousseau after his death, having bought his workshop rue Coquillière in 1885. Founder of the Maison Léveillé in 1869 at 74 boulevard. In Paris, he therefore acquired in 1885 the house E.Rousseau and worked there from 1886 to 1890 under the name of Maison Rousseau and Léveillé united ». Léveillé created the models and had them made, then engraved, according to very precise indications. His cracked vases engraved on three layers of glass earned him a gold medal. Léveillé after the death of Eugène Rousseau in 1890, the store is transferred in 1899 to 140 Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. In 1902, Ernest Léveillé teamed up with Maison Toy, a porcelain and. Company, under the name "Maisons Toy and Léveillé united". 3 DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON MY EXAMINATION OF EVERY PIECE I SELL AND ON MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS AN ART GLASS AND ANTIQUE COLLECTOR FOR OVER 35 YEARS. 4 PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, AND REVIEW THE PHOTOS FOR DESCRIPTION. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "mystuff305" and is located in this country: US.
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