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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (515 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 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.
      Awesome!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 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, 3 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, 3 years ago
      this is an interesting stand !! I love it !
    5. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 2 months 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.

      https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/47578642_2-webb-burmese-fairy-lamps-with-unusual-stands

      I'm sure Jim Sapp and other fairy lamp collectors would be very interested in seeing this stand.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 months 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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