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Victorian art glass259 of 283Victorian Stevens & Williams Northwood pull up pattern glass basketBohemian opaline rainbow swirl hand painted miniature vase - Harrach
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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (492 items)

    Two piece of Victorian cased glass featuring mica flakes & applied cherries.
    The pink basket measures 14 cm tall including the handle.
    The blue vase measures 17 cm tall at the highest point of the crimped rim.
    I have owned the basket since 2004, & the vase was an eBay find from last year.
    I thought these were English, but I have seen an attribution here on CW that claims a German origin. Wherever they're from, they are definitely something special.

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    Comments

    1. welzebub welzebub, 3 years ago
      I would not rule out Bohemian as a country of origin either. They are both nice examples..... Love the pastels with Mica!!
    2. charcoal charcoal, 3 years ago
      Here's an original catalog illustration for both shapes:

      http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/Graesser-circa-1900.176+B6YmFja1BJRD0xNzYmcHJvZHVjdElEPTczMjYmcGlkX3Byb2R1Y3Q9MTc2JmRldGFpbD0_.0.html
    3. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, welzebub...these are favourites of mine, I love pieces with applied cherries, there will be a few more to come as I upload more photos.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks so much charcoal, it is really nice to see these items in their original context as a garniture set. I hope to find some of the other shapes in this design as well.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Great to see those original drawings !!!!

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