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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This Victorian jug is clearly by the same maker as the preceding lidded jar. Once again, it is made from clear glass with a flashed overlay in pale pink. There is raised enamel decoration of flowers, including lily - of - the - valley (in the Victorian language of flowers it symbolised the return of happiness - no doubt why it was such a popular floral motif) & a gilded butterfly.
    The jug measures 26.5 cm tall, 14 cm across the double crimped top rim, & 14.5 cm across the base, which has a partly polished pontil mark. There is an applied handle in clear glass.
    I would suppose that this was once part of a set for water or lemonade, & would have had matching tumblers. However, it also makes a very practical vase for a large bunch of flowers.
    Most likely Bohemian origin, & another op shop find from several years ago.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I've not seen one like that before. So perfectly pretty!
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, racer...funnily enough I also once had two small lidded storage jars of a similar style, which I sold. I seem to be a magnet for certain types of glass!
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      Beautiful......and blends well with your recently posted lidded jar.
    4. Ivonne Ivonne, 2 years ago
      Lovely enamelling!
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
      Something new, and very pretty too.
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, sklo42! Yes, when I saw the lidded jar I knew it would be the perfect companion for this one...
    7. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, Ivonne, yes, the raised texture of the enamel is wonderfully tactile.
    8. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Vintagefran!

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