Shell bowl with crab

Object Name: 
Shell bowl with crab

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Object Name: 
Shell bowl with crab
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H: 15.3 cm, D: 30.9 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Iridescent opaque white and aubergine glasses with gold inclusions; cased, tooled, blown, fumed with gold inclusions. Bowl in shell form with attached crab; iridescent thickly blown bowl with down-turned flared lip tooled into form of a shell and attached life-sized crab modeled in full relief; bowl is opaque white with interior edge of graduated aubergine and overall light covering of powdered gold inclusions; outside is cased in colorless glass with gold inclusions; attached crab comprised of blown and tooled body of white and aubergine with concentrated gold inclusions cased in clear with applied tooled legs of translucent aubergine with gold inclusions; feature details of colorless glass with gold inclusions; base is ground flat.
Sotheby-Parke-Bernet, Source
Arts Decoratifs Styles 1900 et 1925 (1984-03-11) p. 27; BIB# 5695