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    Posted 3 years ago

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    This very large vase stands 15" tall and is about 4.5" in diameter at the widest. The pedestal foot was made separately from the body of the vase and applied later. The rim of the base is ground flat and the trumpet like upper rim is flame polished and turned downward. The shape would fall into either the urn or baluster categories. There is very elaborate rococo style gilding which remains mostly intact, and the glass itself is infused with Uranium giving a bright green glow under UV light. I'm told this is French and dates to the 2nd Empire period, but I'm open to any other theories. Hope you enjoy!


    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      it certainly glows Bob very elegant form too
    2. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thank you Malkey... I wonder what a Geiger counter would say around my display cases ;-P
    3. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks fortapache! ;-) Bob
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Truly awesome Bill, and that glow!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      It is a really neat piece.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Wow -- Yummy !!
    7. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 3 years ago
      Wow, what a beauty! And a big one, too! I am not sure if it is French or Bohemian, but either way it is lovely - the shade of green is so soft and pleasing!
    8. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks Karen! - Cheers! - Bob
    9. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Gracias fortapache!
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Yummy in a radioactive way antiquerose :-) Cheers!
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks Michelle, Bohemian would certainly be a possibility. I'm just basing the French attribution on what the shop keeper where I bought it had thought. I've had it many years now, so too late to go back and ask her. I'm more sure about the time period than the country of origin.
    12. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) olebodie :-) Ivonne :-) Michelleb007 :-) Caperkid :-) antiquerose :-) racer4four :-) TassieDevil ;-) bijoucaillouvintage:-) vetraio50 :-) martika :-) aura :-) fortapache :-) & MALKEY :-)
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks again Sean!
    14. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Season's greetings! Karen :-)
    15. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) Penny :-)
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      A very handsome vase Bob!
    17. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      :-) aura :-) Nicefice :-) LovelyPat :-) Rick55 :-)
    18. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Thanks vintagelamp!!!
    19. beyemvey beyemvey, 3 years ago
      Actually Glassgaga, I had it for a few years before I checked it under UV... that was a bonus :-)

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