French Napoleonic blue opaline Tumbler, early 19th Century.

French Napoleonic blue opaline Tumbler, early 19th Century.

French Napoleonic blue opaline Tumbler, early 19th Century.

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French Napoleonic blue opaline Tumbler, early 19th Century:
with three gilded bands and decorative frieze of scrolls, leaves and flowers.

Height:3"-8.0cm
Width:2"-7.0cm
Glossary Words

Empire

Of the reign of the French Emperor Napoleon (Bonaparte) from 1804-1815. Grand, symmetrical designs using classical forms in a formal Greek way were combined with motifs associated with Napoleon, such as eagles, bees, laurel wreaths and Egyptian subjects. See Directoire and Second Empire.

opaline

Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

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