Posted 4 years ago
I was inspired to post this vase by ABCDE who has posted a fantastic jack in the pulpit - see http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59183-glass-vase-vintage-but-what
At first I thought they were possibly by the same maker. I am now leaning to the view that they are both British, but possibly not from the same area. My best bet on mine is that it was made in Stourbridge, between about 1880 and 1890. The seller thought it was Thomas Webb, which is possible, but these are notoriously difficult to attribute. There is a similar piece in the Stourbridge glass museum as unattributed, which makes me doubt mine can be pinned with any certainty on any particular maker - http://gorgeousglass.org.uk/collections/getrecord/DMUSE_BH3056/
The black you can see is dirt, not damage. Incredibly, and wonderfully, this has been used as a flower vase. I have yet to work out how to get it clean! The second picture shows the glow under UV light in broad daylight.