Posted 7 years ago
Wondering if anyone can tell me anything about this - even if the answer is "it's junk"!
It's glass, almost 18 inches high, and weighs 4.5 pounds (yes, it's heavy). The color is dark gold, and I was told that the decorative scenes (including cranes, flowers, trees, mountains, and characters in Chinese dress) are a brass overlay. The circumference at the widest point is 20 inches. Diameter of the base is 4.5 inches.
The oddest thing about this is that it's not actually an ewer or vase -- there's no bottom, as per the photo. Perhaps it was a lamp? I held a lit match inside it and the glass became translucent. Looks like it would have a nice glow if there were a light source in it.
I saw this at an outdoor market in NYC and was drawn to it for some reason...even though it has ZERO in common with the rest of my decor (which you can see a bit of in the photo). Can anyone shed any light? Thanks!