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A Victorian glass footed rose bowl, reimagined as a pincushion

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Eli68's loves5 of 148Flower Power tulipTHOMAS WEBB AND SONS BRONZE "BRAINS" VASE CIRCA 1880
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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (615 items)

    This Victorian glass rose bowl has led a long & interesting double life - having been at some point converted into a "make - do" pincushion.
    It is made from pale blue cased glass, with applied decoration of leaves in clear glass encircling the middle, as well as clear applied feet.
    The rose bowl measures 10 cm tall, 5.5 cm across the crimped, turned in top rim, & 8.5 cm across the footed base.
    The pincushion appears as though it was added some time ago, as the plush - type fabric, & decorative ric - rac trim look rather vintage. As do the pins.
    Probably Bohemian origin, & a fun flea market find.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Nice idea.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      GREAT glass!

      scott
    3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Lovely. I like the double row of leaves.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, racer4four - I agree, it is nice to see innovative reuse of vintage items. there is a great blog about antique items with repairs called Past Imperfect. Highly recommended if you're interested in the creative salvaging of china, glass, etc. The Victorian repairs using staples are fascinating...the collector who writes the blog owns a Bohemian glass tumbler that used to be mine...it was repaired with both staples & had a chip filled in with metal.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Thanks also Scott!
      And Vintagefran - the double leaves are a treat, aren't they! I have several rose bowls, but this is the only one I have with such elaborate applied work.

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