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Art Nouveau2547 of 2644c. 1890's mantle clock. An Art Nouveau Iris D'Oyley Cover
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Posted 4 years ago


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Glass does not always have to high end or iridescent to qualify for attention. This is an 8" piece with a very sad broken pontil, in what I would call bottle glass. But once I got it I was amazed at the work on the top. It consists of 3 downward and three upward folds, each one sporting a green prunt on the inside. And on the outside, a green collar! I bought it because it belonged with my 2 JIPs-- 14" and 10"--same combination of green and clear (but polished pontils). I suspect this was a way to produce really cheap glass with a fetching difference. The Butler Brothers catalog of 1930 offers a smaller, less elaborate version. Someone asked me whether it was a pin holder. I have no idea. At some point I plan to try it with flowers. A pity lilies of the valley are gone!


  1. Alfredo Alfredo, 4 years ago
    That's interesting, but a bit improbable, since these tops are rather awkward and would not have survived. These, and others that have surfaced, are definitely Czech Kralik. I'll post another version I have.

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