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    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (653 items)

    This Victorian glass vase is made from clear glass with a band of opalescence around the neck. It has a ribbed pattern & applied Peloton threads in pink, blue, yellow, & white. The vase is mounted on a silverplate stand, which is simply marked EPNS. Measuring 21.5 cm tall, 8 cm across the double crimped top rim, & 9.5 cm across the base of the silverplate stand, it also has three applied twisted clear glass handles. The bottom of the vase is pegged, & cemented into the stand with plaster of Paris, in the manner of an epergne fitting.
    This vase was purchased in Bath, on my trip to England in 2003. When I spotted it towards the back of a display cabinet, I was ready to pay any price - & it only ended up costing me £15. No, I didn't even bother to haggle!
    Could it be English Peloton glass?

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    Comments

    1. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 4 years ago
      Beautiful piece! I'm no expert but it sure looks like Peloton glass.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, courtenayantiques, yes, Peloton it definitely is, of a rather unusual form.
    3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous! I love peloton glass but it so rarely comes up for sale when it does it sells for crazy money. You got a bargain!
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks so much, Vintagefran! Yes, it was one of my best ever buys, & remains a lovely reminder of my first ever overseas trip, too.

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