Posted 10 months ago
I would like to share with you an unsolved mistery of what I think is a high quality French artglass Cameo vase. Many years ago I bought it at a German auction house in a large lot together with many other high quality French, German and Bohemian artglass objects.
The vase stands a whooping 39,5 cm or 15 1/2" tall and is made out of white glass with powder inclusions and overlayed with what I think is four differently colored layers of glass- light red, dark red, light brown and olive green. The body is twisted and has the appearance of frozen water. It is fire polished and has a polished pontil (which is not as sharp as usual because it was fire polished after it has been taken off the hot iron). The inside of the vase shows ripples which encourages the effect of frozen water even more.
All the leaves and flowers are cameo glass technique except the ones at the top which have engraved veins.
From my experience I would date it as French between 1895-1910.
The rest is up to you! What do you think? Have you got any idea who the maker is?
Every little piece of help is highly appreciated!