Posted 4 years ago
Here's something to bring the joy of springtime to one's heart at any time of the year - an art glass tulip ornament by Richardson's.
This one is extra special to me, as it has taken 10 years to find an example in this ruby & white colouration to replace one that was broken in the mail (it was packed in only a padded bag for its trip from New Zealand to Australia...needless to say it did not end well).
The tulip measures 16 cm tall, 3 cm across the petal shaped top rim, & 8 cm across the leaf shaped base.
It is composed of a uranium yellow stem & footed base, topped with a tulip made from two layers of cased glass - clear over ruby & opal white stripes. One upright leaf is missing from the base but I can live with it! :-)
Made by Richardson's of Stourbridge, circa 1894.
This one came from the USA, which is unusual, as mostly these are found in the UK, & occasionally Australia & New Zealand.