Posted 2 years ago
This large Victorian vase is made from opaque custard coloured glass, which contains uranium & glows brightly under UV light. It measures 31.5 cm tall, 7 cm across the cut top rim, & 11.3 cm across the base. The vase features rather curious hand painted decoration of a disembodied hand holding aloft a bouquet of flowers. It was the decoration that attracted me to this vase. I collect hand vases, so the hand related imagery provides a nice adjunct to them, being also from the same era. The bouquet is painted quite proficiently, but the hand is somewhat awkward. I am also intrigued by the shadow under the lace edging of the bouquet - I can see that it is there to help show up the edge of the lace, but it also adds a pleasingly surreal touch.