O is For Opaline

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Its iridescent shades have made opal a much-prized gem since classical antiquity. Though difficult to imitate, this stone inspired glassmakers to start producing magnificent opal crystal in the 19th century, before gradually shifting away from the specific features of its model. Gorge-de-pigeon opal crystal and gilt bronze night-light, 1820-1830, h. 24 cm/9.4 in. Marc Imhaus collection. Paris, Drouot-Richelieu, June 29, 2007. Bonduelle - Lancry Auction House, Delvaux Auction House. Mr. Dufrenne.Result: €18,049 Opaline is a term that can be used to describe a wide variety of different types of materials. Especially because between the beginning and the end of the 19th century, the

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