The “Trésor de Sable et de Feu” exhibition in les Arts Décoratifs presents numerous works of glass (about 600) from the Renaissance to the present. Each period is compartmentalized into a room. We see throughout the evolution of techniques and fine glass that intensifies. There is also a changing patterns and colors. The glasses of the French seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (find below) have nothing to do with those of 1880 and 1910. There are a certain finesse and transparency in these early while the more modern seem much heavier. Personally, I prefer the lightness, the art nouveau lack of simplicity . Finally, the eastern glass are gorgeous, the grounds and gilding are incredibly beautiful. I invite you to find it below.
I appreciate the Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It is a beautiful museum and exhibitions are always very interesting. With it, I liked to see the evolution of models. The collection is very comprehensive, there are many things to watch. The only negative note seemed to be the lack of information, if we will not look any further, there is not much. But go ahead, even if you are under 26, it’s free.
TRÉSOR DE SABLE ET DE FEU
Until November 15, 2015
Arts Décoratifs de Paris
107 rue de Rivoli
Glasses French seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
1 : Glass, England, XVII-XVIII century, Lorraine old distribution / 2 : Bottle, France, XVII Century / 3 : Glass, France, XVIII century / 4 : Glass, France, XVII Century / 5 : Pitcher, Provence, XVIII century / 6 : Bottle, Bernard Perrot Workshop, Orleans, France, XVII-XVIII century / 7 : Tumbler (Miss Mesanger), France, 1796
For its collection, the museum has been able to acquire the entire catalog of Ms. Livon-Daime, exhibited in 1922. However, many donations and purchases have enriched the establishment of several typically French rooms. Later, François Carnot, who was president of the exhibition “glass art” in 1951 gave all his life French and Chinese glasses and Spaniard. Finally, the legacy of Roger-Armand Weigert has even allowed in 1997 to complete the collection with spun glass called Nevers.
1 : Glass, Lamp, Middle East, Europe (?)? Medieval Era or later, XVI century / 2 : Glass covered, Chalice Glassworks Rhénanes Ehrenfeld, Germany, XIX century / 3 : Glass, Philippe-Joseph Brocard, Paris, circa 1884 /4 : Vase, Spain, XVII-XVIII century / 5 : Glass, Appert brothers factory Clichy, the second half of the XIX century / 6 : Pot covered, Hanap, Glass Rhénanes Ehrenfeld, Germany, 1892 / 7 : Cup, Philippe-Joseph Brocard, Paris, circa 1887 / 8 : Hunting Bottle, Bucan & Dupontieu, trade Creteil, 1878
These oriental style creations are not original, les Arts Décoratifs did not buy antique glasses. However, it is sublime reproductions obtained from glass factories like Ehrenfeld in Germany which is a history of blown glass from antiquity to the Renaissance, allowing us to observe the techniques used to such objects.