19th century inclusion glasses

Enamels and crystal ceramics from the Darnis collection

24 February 2024 to 22 September 2024

While French crystal appeared at the end of the 18th century, technical innovations favored the inclusion of ceramic cameos and enamels in this new clear and limpid material. Highly appreciated by the nobility of the Empire then by the new bourgeoisie which flourished during the Restoration, very beautiful inclusion glasses decorated with motifs featuring the insignia of the Legion of Honor, the profiles of historical and religious figures, as well as symbols lovers are then produced in major French crystal factories such as Montcenis, Saint-Louis, Baccarat, and Bercy. Presented for the first time at the François Décorchemont glass museum, the hundred inclusion glasses from the Darnis collection bear witness to Romanticism, history and the taste for decorations in the 19th century.