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Art Glass9136 of 22319Bohemian Grenn Iridescent Vase, Circa 1900 Colorful art glass vase
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Michelleb007
    (252 items)

    Molded Baccarat opaline vases can be found in quite a few patterns - with spirals of grape vines, garlands of wildflowers with wild pansies, and also twining morning glories; sometimes these motifs are in multiple colors (polychrome), sometimes in a solid color, and sometimes just finished with gilt. However, I have never seen an example like this one with oak leaves and acorns. This example is also a much deeper blue than is commonly seen, and it has a beautiful opalescent paler blue interior. The base has a finely ground perfectly round pontil. This vase is 11 3/4" tall, and dates to about 1885, I believe. (Image 4 is a similar vase in the same shape as mine, but in a garland of polychrome wildflowers.)

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      As ever Michelle, a beautiful and unusual vase accompanied by interesting information. Thinking of Goldberg, perhaps even oak leaves and acorns were trendy for a while :)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      That is lovely. Michelle you often seem to find the different and beautiful. Well done!
    3. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      sklo, thanks so much - I am so glad you like it! Oak leaves and acorns may have been popular then, but they will always be trendy with me! :) We are surrounded by old Live Oaks here, and a large one dominates our front side yard; I just love them.
    4. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much, Karen - you are too kind! :)

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