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Posted 1 year ago


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After much going back and fourth, I believe "LoetzBuddies" is correct and this vase is probably from the Aurora Glass Works, 1880. So I have revised the posting once again.

Paul Raoul de Facheux D’Humy was the founder of this London based company. He specialized in glass decorating with gold and platinum.

Blown of cranberry-red glass with gold foil and incised crackle decor. There is a single ribbon of applied iridescent crystal rigaree just below the tricorner rim. Lovely polished pontil on the flat base.

Measurements: 3-3/4" long with a 2-7/8" diameter rim and the base is 2-5/8" diameters.

Read the comments below to chime in on those who shared their thoughts.

Thanks again for the advice.


  1. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Hi and Thanks for the love, Kyle. I have to ask why? maybe you could shed some light here.
  2. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Thank you, MustangTONY for the Love. :)
  3. twentiethc, 1 year ago
    For what it is worth, I think it is a lovely piece, but I have to agree it looks like the gold color is from gold foil; either on the surface, or between the red / cranberry color and a colorless exterior layer.

    My guess is English, but there's certainly room for debate.
  4. dlfd911 dlfd911, 1 year ago
    I'm only saying this because you want opinions, Leah. I don't think it's Loetz either. The pink color of yours is different than Loetz's rosa, and both the shape and rigaree steer me away from Loetz. Having said that, it is still very nice.
  5. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Well, I appreciate the thoughts and will just revise the post to an unsolved mystery.

    I truly trust your opinon, Dave. Thank you!

    Thanks, twentiethc for your comment as well. Much appreciated!
  6. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Thank you, Gary for the LOVE!!!! :)
  7. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Alisa for the Love.
  8. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 1 year ago
    Without the Rigaree, the treatment looks a lot like vases designed by Ercole Barovier in the mid 1950's. It even has the gold-leaf inclusions that his vases have. If you have the Judith Miller, 20th Century Glass Reference Book, she shows a Pezzo Unico di Prova vase on page 31 made By BAROVIER (Italy) that is quite similar to yours but in blue and off-white. RER (LOUMANAL)
  9. LoetzBuddies LoetzBuddies, 1 year ago
    Looks alot like my English vase made by D'Humy Aurora Glass Works c. 1890 which I posted earlier.
  10. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    pretty piece -- personally i am not seeing any foil in this piece as is very obvious in your prior posting -- have a great week leah
  11. dlfd911 dlfd911, 1 year ago
    In the 4th photo I can see how some may think they see foil, as there are what look like patches of gold, but there is actually a ring of wear around the base where the gold is missing, so it is on the surface and not covered by clear glass.
  12. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 1 year ago
    dlfd911 What about the 3rd photo? RER (BOB)
  13. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Charlie, Justanovice, Dave, Kevin, Frank, Dasullywon, Inky, SCOTT, Autumn, Jerrod, and Phil for the Love. Much appreciated.

    Thanks again for the comments as well.
  14. dlfd911 dlfd911, 1 year ago
    I see what you mean, Bob. It does look like foil in that photo. I had only looked at the photo of the bottom.
  15. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Mike! :)
  16. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 11 months ago
    Thank you, Jay, Phil and Petey for the love. :)
  17. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 11 months ago
    Thank you Moonstone! :)
  18. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 11 months ago
    Thank you, Toolate and (again) Moonstonelover! :)
  19. LeahGoodwin LeahGoodwin, 4 months ago
    Thank you, Gary ~ Aim and Freiheit! :)

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