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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This curious item of Victorian glass caught my attention at a flea market around 17 years ago. Originally, it would have held a small posy vase, & I am still searching for an appropriate replacement. Constructed from 16 pale yellow - green uranium glass rods wired together, it measures 11 cm tall & 7.5 cm wide. It glows brightly under UV light.
    The rods have a pressed pattern of three closely - spaced lines that spiral down their length, which creates an effect somewhat like candy canes. Unmistakably of English origin.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      This is almost weird; I have never seen a vase stand like it. It almost has a Chinese feel to it like bamboo scaffolding.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks! I'm all for the weird & wonderful both in my collection & in life! :-)
      It does definitely have an Asian feel, well in line with the Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century, which was heavily influenced by art from China & Japan.
    3. Moonhill Moonhill, 4 years ago
      I have the same piece but made of clear glass, a little longer, also lacking the glass container. I am still looking too.....
    4. LovelyPat LovelyPat, 4 years ago
      this is an interesting stand !! I love it !
    5. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 2 years ago
      IL, came across this photo which I think you will not only be surprised, but will be pleased to know what this stand was also used for.

      I'm sure Jim Sapp and other fairy lamp collectors would be very interested in seeing this stand.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, glassiegirl, that it so interesting to see!
      I have seen a picture of the same stand used to hold a matching vaseline glass posy holder with a rigaree, which was on the Vaseline Glass Collectors website. The fairy lamp is wonderful!
      I actually have a few fairy lamps so will have to try one out in the stand...

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