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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Vase is a bulbous and tapered shape. Mould blown of glossy black hyalith glass with hand painted enameling. The art works depicts some type of gaming birds in a nest made of hay and wheat motifs. Rim is cut and the low footed base does not have a pontil.

    Not signed. Imo, the vase is from Harrach or Riedel before 1900.

    12" tall.
    The rim is 3-7/8" diameter, and the low footed base is 3-3/4" diameter.

    By chance, can anyone identify what type of bird? Thanks, in advance for any help.

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    1. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      Are they quail?
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Awww...the babies are cute. Quail or Grouse I would guess. Wonderful piece Leah :)
    3. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      Love this.
      Looks like quail
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Gorgeous nest of wheat painted on the beautiful black, exquisite !
    5. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Phil, Gruff and Mike!! I truly appreciate the compliments. :)

      I thought quail originally too, but was not sure of myself to be honest. Thank you, guys for chiming in. I really appreciate your input as well. :)

      So QUAIL it is!! :)
    6. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago

      Now I'm a little self-conscious and will have to look up the difference
    7. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      by Greg Murphy

      Short and squat, the quail is a terrestrial bird.
      While it's not considered sporting to go chicken hunting, grouse and quails are game birds who belong to the same order (Galliformes) and family (Phasianidae) as your domesticated fowl. Because the numerous varieties of grouse and quails can share similar coloration, other factors can help you determine how they differ.

      Now let's talk about Ruffed Grouse my favorite.

      Ruffed grouse, the most common grouse in North America, are also the smallest, weighing between 1 and 2 pounds at maturity. Slightly larger than pigeons, these brown or gray woodland birds range throughout most of the East Coast and the western mountains of Utah and Wyoming.while I live on the east coast I have never personally seen a ruffled grouse.

      Males sport dark ruffs when showing off for females or defending territory. Grouses are not generally social, coming together for mating and otherwise somewhat in loose groups with no apparent structure or motives just like most men.all men are the same.
      . After breeding, a hen creates a nest and incubates and raises chicks by herself. Just like most of my relatives.Few ruffed grouse live more than a year, primarily because of high predation. Depending on location, they might be referred to as partridges.or a Partridge in a pear tree.

      Now this is your bird........Bobwhite Quails. That's right!

      The bobwhite quail, also known as the northern bobwhite, is the most common of the quails. Even if they're hidden in the brush, you might hear the distinctive, well-enunciated call that gives them their name: "Bob white. Bob white." While I usually here good night Jim Bob,or good night John boy.
      This was before television of course.
      Like other types of quails, they are ground dwellers who do little flying. Bobwhite are often raised commercially and released in wildlife management areas or private game lands before hunting season. Which is sickening to me.
      Head Plumes
      One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between grouse and quails is by looking for head plumes. With the exception of bobwhite quails, several common quail species sport plumes or crests at the tops of their heads. The blue or scaled quail, a denizen of the South and West, boasts a small white crest on his head. The Gambel's or desert quail, found in the arid areas of the Southwest, has a dark plume. The California or valley quail also has the dark plume, as does the similar-looking but larger mountain quail.
      Ruffed grouse are forest dwellers, preferring younger woodlands to old-growth stands. Dusky, sooty and spruce grouse live in coniferous forests. Quails live in brushy areas and agricultural fields. Some species, such as California quails, might be found in rural and suburban backyards.

      The name grouse is most known for when Moe Larry and Curly hit each other and say look at the grouse......

    8. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 5 years ago
      Cute article, Gruff and thanks for sharing. :) What's missing is the (quail) head plume on my birdies. Grouse seemed to fit the best from the description. I looked at google images for Ruffed grouse and could see a good resemblance. Overall, these birds are hard to pluck! Maybe it's just best to call each bird, Moe, Larry and Curly. (nyuck, nyuck, nyuck)
    9. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      It's a quail, IO. Several species of quail have no tuft on their head. Pharaoh Quail, Rain Quail, Common Quail, European Quail.

      It's a BEAUTIFUL vase!
    10. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Celiene for adding your input. Much appreciated. :)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Absolutely charming vase!
      What about a grey partridge mom?
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      OMG -- Stunning work !!!
    13. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 5 years ago
      Hi Kyra! :) Grey partridge? SURE! Why not!! Thanks, for the love with compliment too.

      Thanks, Rose. I'm glad you think so. Much appreciated, as always.

      Have a good weekend, girls. :)
    14. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      My first thought was quail , though they are everywhere where I live.
      This vase is a miniature wildlife painting on glass! I truly love it!

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