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Posted 2 years ago

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I would like to share with you two beautiful crystal celery vase that I was very! lucky enough to be given a few years ago. I believe that they are from around 1840.They have pride of place on my dinning table and I admire them every day.

Celery was once considered a luxury so much so that 'vases' and containers were especially designed to hold them. Celery vases were popular from the early of the 19th to the early 20th centuary.

They celery vases would be placed and were a fixture on the table. They would hold the fresh celery in water to keep the celery crisp so people could snack on the celery throughout the day.

By the late 1800s celery was easier to grow and became less rare.

Thank you for looking......:-)

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    I learnt something new today, I've never heard of a celery vase, thanks for sharing
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Magnificent celery vases! I have enjoyed many a 'celery vase', but these are two of the most beautiful. Thank you for the great photos, and for the wonderful text. I knew that celery was a delicacy during this period, but I didn't know that people kept the vases filled throughout the day to enable snacking during the day! Wonderful. miKKo
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks walksoftly love and for your lovely comment.
  4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I never heard of a celery vase either (country boy here) but I love them because I used to get hot fudge sundae in ones that looked like this when I was a kid.
  5. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Hello miKKoChristmas11...:-) thank you so much for your lovely comment, I do have a bit! of crystal and clear glass and I have to say these are my favourites.....:-)
  6. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Hello fhrjr2.... I think I would love them more if I had a hot fudge sundae in one....:).. thank you for your love....:-)
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, inky. You're so welcome! : )
  8. Paul71 Paul71, 2 years ago
    Celery vases continued to be made well after 1900. They were a staple item in lines of glassware, and are shown in catalogs of the various glass manufacturers into the teens and even 1920s. Imperial included them in some of their lines in the 1930s.
  9. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you Paul! I took most of what I wrote off the internet, and Yes! I know I shouldn't believe everything I read. I appreciate your input, thank you once again......:-)
  10. Paul71 Paul71, 2 years ago
    anytime, Inky :)
  11. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Thank you scandinavian_pieces!.....:-)
  12. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks vintageloveantiques.com and sorry I'm late with it!......:-)
  13. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68!... sorry I'm late with the acknowledgement....:-)

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