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Victorian Opaline Brocade uranium glass pinched vase

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British Art Glass57 of 694Victorian Sateen glass toothpick holder - John Walsh WalshTHOMAS WEBB AND SONS BRONZE "BRAINS" VASE CIRCA 1880
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    Posted 5 years ago

    IronLace
    (745 items)

    This interesting small Victorian vase is made from pale yellow uranium glass with a heat reactive opalescent pattern. The vase has an unusual pinched form, & the foot has been folded back on itself - originally blown hollow to create the Brocade pattern, then flattened. Perhaps an experiment, as the result is not entirely successful - there is some trapped soot from the process.
    It measures 9.5 cm tall, 9.5 cm across the pinched top rim, & 7.6 cm across the base, which has a snapped off pontil mark.
    I know a few makers in England & America made Brocade patterned glass, but there's something about the quirkiness of this one that suggests John Walsh Walsh.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I like it's odd shape, and the soot personalised it's creator for me. Just great.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 5 years ago
      Absolutely - it has a quirky charm all of it's own! Soon as I saw it I knew it was for me...
    3. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      What an unusual vase. Lovely.

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