L’origine des cristallo-cérames et des cristallo-émaux

Thursday 18 April 2024 - 18h00

Conference by Roland Dufrenne, expert in art objects

Glass inlay - according to 19th century terminology - is one of the rare glassmaking techniques that has not been inherited from Antiquity. In fact, glass has the property of rejecting any foreign body such as ceramics or metals. This is why it was not until the end of the 18th century that an inlay technique was created. We owe its invention to a master glassmaker named Boileau. The process was taken up a few years later and perfected by four enthusiasts.

Drawing on examples of glass from the Darnis collection, the conference will present the work of these four stubborn researchers, who were at the origin of the vogue for crystal ceramics and crystal glazes, whose interest is to have illustrated the History and romanticism of the Restoration until the Second Empire.

Useful information :

Duration: 1h30. Price included in the price of entry to the museum. Information and reservation required with the public service on 02 32 30 90 41 or publics-musees@conchesenouche.com ou publics-musees@conchesenouche.com


L’origine des cristallo-cérames et des cristallo-émaux