Posted 12 months ago
Stevens and Williams, rose bowl is blown of amethyst, dark ruby red, amber and silver foil. Cased with crystal and has applied crystal sea serpents. There is a serpent on each side of the vase and the body coils around each side of the vase as well. Each serpent has two ruby red bead glass eyes and the body has hand painted gold accents through out. The opening of each mouth on the serpent has hand painted enamel done in a red outline. The body of each serpent has pinched accents.
The applied footing is crystal with some hand painted gold accent. Each footed peg is cut with a polished bottom. Bottom of the bowl has a polished pontil with etched numbers, 736.
This rose bowl can be seen in the "Decorative Victorian Glass" book from Cryil Mannley on page, 61, example #64. Author also comments on this same example shown in the book that he believes this is a Frederick Carder design while he was working at Stevens and Williams.