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Victorian glass vase with applied feet - perhaps Welz

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Art Glass4237 of 21640BOHEMIAN GLASS OVERLAY VASE GILT WITH FLOWERS & BRONZE RIM WHITE GLASS CRANBERRY INTERIOR VASEBlue, White & Red Marbled Rindskopf Vase
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    Posted 3 years ago

    IronLace
    (653 items)

    Another recent find, this Victorian vase has the most fanciful crimped top I've seen in while (& I'm always on the lookout for fancy things).
    Made from a clear, pale amber glass that glows a faint greenish - orange under UV light, it shades up to ruby at the crimped top rim, which is pulled up dramatically at the sides. There is an applied leaf - footed base in pale pink. I enjoy the extreme contrast between the slimness of the stem of the vase & the flaring top. It's a like a botanical specimen from another planet.
    The vase measures 20 cm tall, 9 cm at the widest point of the crimped top rim (6 cm across at the pinched in part at the very top), & 8.6 cm across the footed base. There is a subtle, swirling ribbed pattern on the stem.
    I am pretty certain that it is of Bohemian origin...& the footed base is rather like those seen on known Welz items.

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    1. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Magnificent! Image two makes seem that the flamboyant rim is an application. Is that so?
    2. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Many thanks, sklo42! Yes, it seems that way, doesn't it? But no, it is all of one piece...the edge is a little deeper in colour but not an applied crest. There is a subtle opalescence leading up to the darker edge, which heightens the effect.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 3 years ago
      Thank you IronLace......tremendous skill in forming the crimped rim!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It does seem a bit tryffidy or something alien, but so beautiful. There is a dichotomy also in it's mood: a bit depressed and droopy side on, very happy and smiley from the front. Delightful any way.
    5. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Absolutely, sklo42, that is one of the many aspects of Victorian art glass that I so admire, the artistry was beyond compare!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Indeed it does, racer...it's quite an oddity, which is why it attracted my attention. I do like glass with character!
    7. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      extreme a dream nothin odd about being odd
      love it my ironlace
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    8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Beautiful. I have a very different vase but the colours aren't unlike this..
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/194375-amber-uranium-three-pointed-vase
      That also has opalescence at the edge but appears a bright green under UV.
    9. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Well said, MALKEY, odd is my "normal"... :-)
    10. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Looked at your vase, Vintagefran, which I like a lot, & I can see the similarities in the colouration. I did test this one under UV, as I thought I may have had a touch of uranium, but there wasn't a response. So yours, having the uranium, does count as "Rubina Verde", but mine doesn't pass the test.

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