Posted 4 years ago
Well I found this today and initially thought it was a small pottery vase when it was on the shelf, but when I picked it up I realised that it was infact a very, very dirty glass vase. The dark brown layer of dirt on the inside was so thick it showed no light through it at all, but I could see it was glass from the texture on the outside. So I purchased it and took it home, and after lots of cleaning I eventually got it to a state where I could see through it (still a bit dirty but will take some time to get it properly clean). So, it is a milky green opaque glass vase, 13cm high with lovely hand painted detail and gilding. Looks to have some age but not sure of a date at all. The pontil on the base is polished and there are some tiny indentations around the edge near the base which I am assuming is where it was held when being decorated? Not sure.
Basically I know nothing about it, date, what type of glass this is, maker, anything. Whatever you can give me would be great.