Posted 2 years ago
This large Victorian rainbow spangle glass vase measures 24 cm tall, 14 cm across the double crimped top rim & 7.8 cm across the base.
It is made from three layers of cased glass - clear over pink, blue & yellow stripes with silver mica inclusions, with a white interior.
The crimped top also has a clear crest on the edge. Rough snapped pontil mark underneath. This was sold as American art glass - Hobbs Brockunier - but I think it is more likely Bohemian.
I have said before that I'm trying not to buy any more large vases but how could I resist? :-) I have always wanted a really impressive specimen of rainbow spangle glass & this fits the bill. I do have some other rainbow spangle pieces but they are spatter rather than stripes. Anyway, it is now rubbing shoulders with my Welz yellow frit vase, another larger than life piece.