Posted 5 years ago
This was my first piece of Peloton glass, purchased over 20 years ago. At the time, I didn't know what it was, just that it was a very unusual & interesting piece of glass...the fact that it was a 50% off bargain found in a shop which was closing down made it even more irresistible.
I had just started university & had a day with a long break of several hours between lectures, so I often went on shopping expeditions to fill in the time, & this vase was the result of one of those days.
A few months later I found a book in the library titled "Decorative Victorian Glass" & saw an example of Peloton glass illustrated in it, so now I knew what I had. And of course, that I wanted to find more!
This vase is made from cased glass, clear over white, with threads in pastel shades of pink, blue & yellow. It measures 25 cm tall, 10 cm across the base & 12 cm wide including the arms. The base is clear glass with an embossed pattern, & there are two clear arms that would have originally held matching baskets. I would dearly love to find the matching baskets, but after 20 years I'm still waiting!
I guess this is Bohemian, but no idea of maker. Out of all the Peloton glass I have, the thread colours on this piece are subtly different to any others - the pale cobalt blue & very pale lemon yellow are quite distinctive.