Posted 3 years ago
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!