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    Posted 2 years ago

    IronLace
    (553 items)

    This is the largest specimen of air trap satin glass that is in my collection. As can be seen, it has some issues, but don't we all in our own way?
    It is made from two layers of cased glass - clear over lemon yellow. The air trap pattern is unusual, reminding me of a maze. The vase measures 29 cm tall, 16 cm across the crimped, jack - in - the - pulpit style top rim, & around 13 cm across the the footed base. There are three applied clear glass feet, which resemble seaweed in the way they climb wavily up the body of the vase.
    The satin finish is silky smooth, & the top rim also has a clear applied crest.
    Exuberantly Victorian, & perhaps of Bohemian manufacture?

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    Comments

    1. rockbat, 2 years ago
      Very nice. It looks like it was plucked from the bottom of the ocean.Now, that would be an interesting display, all sorts of glass in a huge glass tank, looking like sea creatures.
    2. rockbat, 2 years ago
      Is your moniker a Thatheresque one ?
    3. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thank you for your imaginative suggestion, rockbat! Indeed, much Victorian & also Art Nouveau glass definitely has an undersea style to it. It would be an intriguing way to display such pieces.
      Now, as to my username...not a reference to the dreaded Iron Lady. It instead refers to a type of decorative ironwork used on Victorian homes (specifically, the balconies of terrace houses commonly seen in the inner city suburbs of Sydney).
      I like the term for a variety of reasons, especially the paradoxical blend of heavy industry & delicate fabric.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Really like this one Iron lace, particularly the air trap pattern and the beautiful colour.
      I didn't know this style of glass ever got this big!
    5. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, racer! It is the biggest piece of this type of glass I've ever seen, so I had to have it (a very reasonable price due to the damage). It's a real "tour de force" of glassmaking!

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