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    Posted 5 years ago

    IronLace
    (694 items)

    This is one of the more unusual glass hand vases in my collection. It is made from 3 layers of cased glass - clear over white with an interior of green aventurine. There is also an applied golden yellow crest on the double crimped rim. I got this on eBay, the seller was in the Czech Republic. Hand vases were made by many manufacturers, I am not certain of the maker of this piece, but as hand vases go, it is a very high quality piece. The typical glass hand vase is usually made of a single layer of either white or turquoise blue opaque "milk" glass. Cased hand vases are harder to find, & this is the only example I have seen with green aventurine.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Really wonderful! I have never seen one like this before!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much! I have a lot of hand vases, but this is definitely one of the stars of my collection!
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
      Handy vase to have
      : )
    4. IronLace IronLace, 5 years ago
      Thanks CindB!
      Thanks also Marty - my collection is about as handy as it gets! :-)
    5. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 5 years ago
      Wow, this one really is different. I love the contrast of the bright interior to the pale exterior - very pretty!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Love the unique design !
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      It's gorgeous!
    8. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      This is such an unusual and beautiful vase Lace! Luv it!
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Very beautiful, wow! :)
    10. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Love the color:)
    11. aftica1, 11 months ago
      I have a similar one with red splatter inside. Love this!
    12. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
      Don't know how I missed these.

      I have never been a fan of hand vases-- but your two have changed that!

      Love these.

      scott
    13. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Hi aftica1, I'm keen to see your red version of this vase, it sound fabulous!
    14. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Many thanks, Scott - I'm pleased to have converted you! :-)
      This one is definitely something special, a cut above the typical specimen.
    15. aftica1, 11 months ago
      IronLace, my white with red splatter is kinda fabulous! I was a great find - it's hard to find unusual hand vases these days. Your collection looks fabulous too! I'm guessing that your green and my red are from the same maker, which sadly, I don't know! Which hand vase from your collection is your favourite?
      Best, aftica1
    16. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Hi Aftica1,
      It would be great to see your vase, if you could post in on CW that would be just super...
      I bought this vase from the Czech Republic several years ago, & I think it is most likely of Bohemian origin. It would be nice to know the exact maker.
      As to my favourite hand vase, that's a difficult choice, as I have favourites for different reasons. I suppose the top one has to be the double handed one, just for rarity's sake, as I've never seen another one in over 25 years of collecting -
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/213192-double-opaque-white-milk-glass-hand-in-h
      Next, also for rarity, but also it's significant provenance, is this one in air trap satin glass -
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/214774-victorian-raindrop-pattern-air-trap-sati
      It was from the estate of Maude B Feld, a prominent collector of art glass, & is marked underneath with her name & an accession number. Numerous pieces from her collection were also illustrated in the Grover's book "Art Glass Nouveau", one of the classic early reference works on Victorian & Art Nouveau art glass, when it first became a popular collecting area in the 1960s.
      And, these ones, because they are a fairly rare shape, as well as a particularly outstanding shade of pink -
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231323-victorian-cased-glass-hand-vases--left
      The fact I was able to put together this pair, found at different times & places, owes a great to deal to pure serendipity.
    17. aftica1, 11 months ago
      I love all of your favourites and clearly missed some of your pictures of your collection as I attempt to navigate my way through this site! I've posted a picture of my red splatter one, which I suspect may have been made by the same maker as your green one.
      Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection! Have you connected with any other collectors of glass hand vases over the years?
      aftica1
    18. IronLace IronLace, 11 months ago
      Thanks for posting your vase like this, it is much appreciated!
      It's a rare style of hand vase, & just super to see another variation on it.
      I have been in touch with a few hand vase collectors over the years from time to time...it's interesting to see what other folks have in their collections...
    19. aftica1, 10 months ago
      Thank you. I do love my red splatter vase. I'd post more pictures of my other hand vases but I'm finding this site just a little too public for me.
      I'd love to connect all the hand vase collectors we know into a little forum to share our knowledge and show off our rarities!

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