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Victorian cased glass basket with applied flowers

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Posted 12 months ago

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This Victorian basket is made from three layers of cased glass - clear over a peachblow type shaded pink, with a white interior. It measures 21 cm tall. 17 cm across the crimped top rim, & 7 cm across the base, which has a polished out pontil mark. The basket features an applied handle in amber, an amber crest on the crimped rim, & a green & amber leaf trail with four white & pink flowers. The flowers are of particular interest to me, as even though I own numerous items with applied flowers, I have not seen any of this type before (except in books). The flowers are quite stylised & seem to be made from a single blob of glass formed in a mould.
An excellent op shop (thrift store) find - same day as the preceding ruby glass salts.
English or Bohemian origin?


  1. sklo42 sklo42, 12 months ago
    What a find for an op shop! It is gorgeous! Might the flowers have been made by a crimping tool, as per the daisy crimp we touched on earlier?
  2. rockbat, 12 months ago
    Wow, this sure has a lot going on, very nice. Nice score.
  3. welzebub welzebub, 12 months ago
    For what it is worth, it strikes me as Bohemian.... Nice thrift shop score!!
  4. IronLace IronLace, 12 months ago
    Many thanks, sklo42...yes, one of my best finds ever. I agree, the flowers must have been made by some kind of crimping tool - they look distictly "stamped" in appearance. I forgot to mention that it also contains uranium, & has a nice glow under UV light, as well.
  5. IronLace IronLace, 12 months ago
    Thanks also, rockbat! Love my glass with a lot going on! :-)
  6. IronLace IronLace, 12 months ago
    Thank you most kindly, welzebub...yes, I feel it is more likely Bohemian. The shop I got it from is one I've known for many years...had a few nice finds there recently after a long drought. I'd actually given up on going there as there was just no interesting glass at it seems there's something almost every time.

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