Posted 3 years ago
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.