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    Posted 4 years ago

    IronLace
    (652 items)

    This vase has been in my collection for some time, but I am still unable to conclusively identify it...my guess is that it is Victorian, despite the angular Art Deco like form. The Oriental - inspired design featuring a faux wax seal, a fan, sprays of cherry blossoms, & geometric patterns looks to me to fit in well with the Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century.
    The vase is made from milky opalescent glass, & has gilded highlights. It measures 21 cm tall, 11 cm across the top rim, & 10.5 cm across the base.
    Judging by the crisp, & finely detailed mould, this vase was made by a manufacturer of high quality pressed glass, which makes my thoughts turn to British makers such as Sowerby, or Burtles & Tate.
    I have never seen another one like it. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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    Comments

    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      very Christopher Dresser i love the fiery opalescence , a choice piece i believe thanks for sharing your mysterious gem !!!!!!!! IronLace
    2. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, MALKEY! That is high praise indeed, as you have a very fine selection of great Victorian pressed glass.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Baccarat was my thought too.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's a choice piece of Chinoiserie glass IL.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, pierreafeu! Nice to know who made it at long last. I had put this on another glass forum many years ago & no one had a clue.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks also, vetraio50, & racer4four!
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      Wow! It's a beauty.
    8. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Vintagefran!
    9. lizzycbw lizzycbw, 4 years ago
      ooooph ...so lovely!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks, lizzycbw!
    11. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
      I'm thinking French...mmm Baccarat ?? / Daum/ ?????

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