Posted 6 years ago
A lovely early tortoiseshell art glass pot.
It appears to be made of 3 layers, a technique, as described in the link below, thought to have come from Germany. It was patented in London by Pohl & Wittman in 1880.
The amber colour is seen darker in the middle. It's smoother on the inside so I'm guessing that's the clear glass layer. The outside is rougher, uneven with lumps and bumps from the bits inside, possibly the coloured layer, but I don't know for sure.
I'd love to know more if anyone can say.
I've not seen any tortoise shell glass like it or that comes close to its beauty. The amber isn't an even colour throughout, it reflects orange and golden colours.
All comments welcome.
Thank you postcardcollector for the info :)